Actor Karthi For A Good Cause

Karthi becomes Cause Ambassador for Lysosomal Storage Disorders

News 27-Jun-2011 10:38 AM IST Top 10 Cinema Comments

The leading actor Karthi is now associating himself with a patient group to help the sufferers get the right diagnosis and treatment. These patients are suffering from a category of rare genetic diseases called ‘Lysosomal Storage Disorders’ (LSDs). LSDs are disabling and life threatening. There are about 45 different kinds of LSDs caused due to lack or malfunctioning of a certain enzyme in the body. Only six types of LSDs have a treatment option. Actor Karthi while speaking about this said, “I was distressed the first time I saw these kids suffering so much so early in their lives. It made me conscious about our and the society’s responsibilities towards them. We need proper awareness, diagnostic facilities and funds to support the treatments. I’ll be glad if my involvement could lead to a positive future for these kids.”

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