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'Mission to Lars' hopes to spread awareness at BIFF

Metallica (drummer Lars Ulrich is second from left)
Metallica (drummer Lars Ulrich is second from left)

A FAMILY documentary with a hard rock feel, screening at BIFF this weekend, could help raise the profile of a little-known genetic condition called Fragile X syndrome.

Mission to Lars follows English siblings Kate and Will Spicer, as they try to fulfil their brother Tom's dreams of meeting his hero, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich.

Tom suffers from Fragile X syndrome, which causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges and various physical characteristics.

Fragile X is caused by a single gene disorder, carried by about one in 260 women and one in 800 men. It affects about one in 3600 males and one in 4000-6000 females. There is no cure.

 

Read more at Brisbane Times


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