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Older adult

This Mito Meet-up is for older adults impacted by mitochondrial disease (mito).

Mito Meet-ups are online support groups led by mito community members. These group calls are safe spaces to connect with people who understand the challenges of living with mito. These are supportive environments to share experiences and find understanding.

Meet your hosts

Photo of Pam Hausler

Pam Hausler

Pam lives in South Australia. Her journey with mito began with her daughter, Shayli, who was one of the first to be diagnosed with mito in Australia. Shayli tragically passed away in 1990. Pam was later diagnosed with mito herself in 2011. Pam is committed to raising awareness and finding a cure for mito. She finds purpose in connecting with others impacted by mito and offering them support and encouragement in their shared journey.

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Diane Cass

Diane is from South Australia. She discovered she had mito after her youngest son was diagnosed — followed by her 2 other sons. Their rare type of mito causes symptoms like pancreatitis, muscle weakness, and fatigue. Diane supports others through Mito Meet-ups and her role as an MCAP member. She is motivated by a desire to use her skills, promote social justice, and support others facing similar circumstances.

Event information


Mon 28 Oct 2024

Start Time

11:00 am AEDT

End Time

12:00 pm AEDT

Below are the start times based on State/Territory:

ACT, NSW, TAS, VIC: 11.00 am

QLD: 10.00 am

SA: 10.30 am

NT: 9.30 am

WA: 8.00 am

Joining an online event

Our online events are held via Zoom. Please read our Mito Connect event guidelines for more information on accessing Zoom. If you require assistance to attend our events please get in touch. Contact us at supportservices@mito.org.au, and we will be happy to help.

Links and Resources

Pam's story

Read more about Pam’s journey with mito.

Event guidelines

Please follow these guidelines to ensure that all participants get the most out of Mito Foundation's online events.


Mito Foundation events bring together people impacted by mito. We welcome you to join us at any of our upcoming events.