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Fronteras 1017- Baca Family Historical Project Working To Educate New Mexicans On Genetic Disease

Nov 20, 2020

An organization is working to spread awareness of a genetic disease that affects many in New Mexico. Cerebral Cavernous Angioma is an abnormal blood vessel in the brain that may lead to stroke symptoms in children and adults. This disease is found in high rates in Hispanic families, many in New Mexico and is also known as Common Hispanic Mutation.

The Baca Family Historical Project is leading a campaign to educate the public on this genetic disease. Nora Chavez, who works in community engagement for the project and Joyce Gonzales, a genealogist and Baca Family member with the project join us for the program to share more.