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Our Mission

The Wilson Disease Association funds research and facilitates and promotes the identification, education, treatment, and support of patients and other individuals affected by Wilson disease.

Our Vision

Our vision is to be recognized for excellence as an international, non-profit health organization.


The WDA provides a caring community that will offer each Wilson disease family information, guidance and emotional support. We are dedicated to education, advancing treatments, and finding a cure for Wilson disease.

Gluzin™ Pharmaceutical Grade Ainc's active ingredient is Zinc Gluconate (also called zincum gluconium) which is zinc salt that provides a good source of Zinc mineral. There are many types of zinc salt, but Zinc Gluconate is known to be more soluble than other zinc salts, and friendlier to the stomach.

NOW AVAILABLE: Gluzin™ easy-to-swallow zinc gluconate (25 mg and 50 mg) capsules that helps support and promote:

  • Blocking the absorption of axcess copper in the body
  • Healthy zinc levels
  • A healthy immune system
  • Balances interactions of essential trace elements in the body
  • Healthy DNA synthesis and metabolism

Gluzin™ has been formulated with minimum fillers to help reduce allergic reactions.

For more information on Gluzin™, please go to or email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To read the Zinc Digest, published in the Copper Connection, click here.

For information on how to receive a 25% discount for Wilson Disease Association members go to:

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Mary L. Graper
Mary L. Graper President
Mary has over 25 years experience as a volunteer leader, and is recognized for her creativity, organizational and leadership skills. She holds a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Carol Terry
Carol Terry Secretary
Carol was diagnosed in 1973 with WD and is a retired US Government accountant. She helped found the WDA in 1983 and served as its President for ten years. She has also served as Vice-President and Treasurer.
Jean P. Perog
Jean P. Perog Treasurer
Mrs. Perog is a retired CPA living in Quilchena, British Columbia. She has WD and has a brother with WD. Jean has served as Treasurer of the WDA since 2005.
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