“In the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, Bella was diagnosed at 6-months old with infantile spasm seizures, polycystic kidney disease and high blood pressure. As a first time new mom, I had no idea what the future held…but she is overcoming obstacles. She is special. I chose to participate in the Biosample Repository because I was asked by caring people in similar situations and it is the right thing to do for her. Bella is just one of many children who build the future of our world.”

-Christine Gomes, mother to Bella with TSC