Zawadi Parizek
Zawadi Parizek's Fundraiser

Will you join me in Baking a Difference for a family dealing with the critical illness of a child?

Give today to support my current Icing Smiles cake

$0 towards $150

Join me in supporting kids dealing with critical illness. Let's support good in the world and make a difference for a deserving child. Help me for Icing Smiles!

My current order is for a dream cake for a young boy with Morquio Syndrome whose Birthday is the end of March.

Morquio syndrome is a rare inherited birth defect that is estimated to occur in one of every 200,000 births. The disease may not be visible at birth; symptoms usually begin between ages 1 and 3. Morquio syndrome is a progressive disease, meaning symptoms get worse as a child grows.

In children with Morquio syndrome, the body cannot break down sugar chains called glycosaminoglycans that help build bone, cartilage, eye corneas, skin and connective tissue (such as tendons, ligaments, etc.)

The damage caused by the lack of either of these enzymes affects a child's appearance, organ function and physical abilities. Children may develop:

  • A pronounced curvature of the spine (i.e. scoliosis or kyphosis)
  • Cloudy corneas of the eyes
  • A heart murmur
  • Inguinal hernia
  • Liver enlargement
  • Loss of nerve function below the neck

I will be making a fabulous Pokemon themed, chocolate cake and am honored to be a small part of making his Birthday Special.

Just a small donation will go a long way to helping me meet my goal for Icing Smiles. Thank you for Baking a Difference with me!