Epilepsy Association of Utah

Angleman Syndrome

Rare Disease Story: Sophia

Angelman Syndrome
This little love is eight-year-old Sophia. She loves animals,
playing in water and making new friends and she has Angelman Syndrome. Angleman Syndrome (AS) is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births and is characterized by
developmental delays including difficulty speaking, seizure disorders, and
symptoms of autism, cerebral palsy and even more. However, individuals with
Angelman Syndrome are often full of smiles and laughter, leading to the term: “Happy
Puppet” and Sophia is no exception. Please support and celebrate Sophia and all
those who are affected by rare diseases this Thursday, February 28, for Rare
Disease Day. For more information on Angelman Syndrome, please visit www.angelman.org.