WEST PHILADELPHIA (WTXF) - Hundreds took part in a walk to raise awareness for the neurological movement disorder dystonia Sunday.
The second annual Dystonia Zoo Walk saw hundreds come out to the Philadelphia Zoo to raise awareness for the disorder.
Often misdiagnosed, dystonia causes involuntary and painful muscle spasms. It affects thousands of people, one-third of which are children.
“Imagine having a cramp in your leg every day, all day. Imagine not being able to open your hands or your eyes, or having your neck twisted off to the side. It’s an extremely painful condition,” said Janice Nachbar, Leader of the Dystonia Support and Action Group of Greater Philadelphia.
Besides raising awareness, the Dystonia Zoo Walk also featured games, face painting and refreshments.