2016 ending with HOPE in our future!

As 2016 comes to a close, families of a child with Ataxia Telangiectasia are hopeful. We’re hopeful because the dollars raised throughout the year, through hard work/grass-root efforts, IS making a difference! Please read the below letter from the President and Founder of the national foundation for Ataxia Telangiectasia, the A-T Children’s Project…

đź“Ś MESSAGE FROM BRAD MARGUS,

As you plan your year-end giving, we know that there are a lot of good causes out there, but please consider supporting the A-T Children’s Project.

We really need your help right now so that we can jump on new scientific opportunities to solve the problems A-T kids have with lost muscle control, cancer, immune deficiencies and lung problems.

Your help will enable our scientists to make additional progress in 2016, especially toward treatments that may help the neurological problems of A-T.

Scientists can now make stem cells from A-T kids’ skin and blood cells and then turn them into brain cells that can serve as disease models and possibly treatments. Emerging gene editing technologies such as CRISPR-Cas9 make a host of new experiments possible. Breakthoughs in whole-genome sequencing may help us find genes that determine the severity of A-T. And, improved imaging approaches may reveal defective brain circuitry in A-T.

It kills me that I can’t tell you today that we’ve found a treatment for children with A-T, including my sons Jarrett and Quinn. But I assure you that we are as driven and relentless as ever and will never slow down until we can give A-T kids the lives that they deserve.

I wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2016. We look forward to keeping you posted on our research advances.

All the best,
Brad Margus
Volunteer Chairman and Founder
DONATE (A-T Children’s Project)

  • Wobbly Feet Foundation is a proud supporter of the A-T Children’s Project, providing funds annually in which to maximize our resources and support new cutting-edge medical research annually! Visit both Wobbly Feet Foundation and the A- T Children’s Project web-pages to learn more of the current research making advances towards a formal treatment and cure for A-T!

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