April 1, 2005

Prader-Willi Syndrome is a genetic disorder affecting about 30,000 people in the United States.
The disorder typically causes low muscle tone, short stature, cognitive disabilities, problem behaviors and a chronic feeling of hunger that can lead to excessive eating and life-threatening obesity.

For more information on Maribel Rivera and on Prader-Willi Syndrome visit these Web sites:
Maribel Rivera: http://www.maribelrivera.com/
The Prader-Willi Syndrome Association: http://www.pwsausa.org/