Feature Story: MPS Awareness Day 2014
Bringing to Life the Story of Kaitie the Courageous


Kaitie Francis at the launch of Kaitie the Courageous

Partnering with the MPS Society Australia, Genzyme sponsored the production of the storybook Kaitie the Courageous to help raise awareness about MPS Awareness Day. Through the storybook, Kaitie the Courageous, Kaitie and her brother Alex honestly share their story about being a family living with Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS).


Books waiting to be signed by the star of Kaitie the Courageous

Kaitie is an Australian girl who lives with MPS. It is a rare disease that affects many parts of her body. Told through the eyes of her younger brother, they share their story of courage, hope and love.


Kaitie Francis signing a book with Amy Russo, the author of Kaitie the Courageous

To help raise awareness about MPS in Australia, the story of Kaitie the Courageous is now available to purchase by contacting The MPS Society of Australia.


President of the MPS Society Australia, Vanessa Ede-Scott and National Manager of the MPS Society Australia, Nicole Millis, with the Genzyme team
Photo credit: Chris Otto