About

Welcome to the Metabolic Foundation
supporting families with Fatty Oxidation Disorders

Gemma and Adam are Husband & Wife who both were frantically searching for someone who understood the term fatty oxidation disorder after Gemma was diagnosed in 2011 after the birth of her second son, admittedly it was a struggle Hard to believe we had finally met a family in Yorkshire…. someone else within the same country!

In December 2014 we were invited to the House of Parliament where we met our local MP’S to fight for newborn screening for fatty oxidation disorders, this unfortunately did not get accepted but nevertheless we are proud of our efforts and now stakeholders. We thought the time was right to start helping others so Gemma and Adam started The Metabolic Foundation.