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Message from Leslie Eddy, Board Member
Nineteen years ago, our baby daughter Allison was diagnosed with Fragile X Syndrome. We tested her after learning that her cousin, my then three-year-old nephew Grant, had Fragile X, a disease no one seemed to have heard about. That same year when I learned that FRAXA Research Foundation was already recruiting the world’s top neuroscientists to study Fragile X.
Twenty years later, the neuroscience world is buzzing about this leading cause of autism, and more research proposals than can be funded are flowing in. Alliances with top pharmaceutical companies have led to promising treatment strategies, investigational drugs, and clinical trials of new treatments. FRAXA has become a role model for other medical nonprofits, attracting the attention of scientists and pharmaceutical companies around the globe.
“I have interacted with FRAXA since 2006, acting as a researcher working in development of new medicines for Fragile X Syndrome. What attracted me to FRAXA is the role it has played in putting Fragile X Syndrome on the radar of the pharmaceutical industry. I remember the days when there were no clinical stage investigations of potential therapeutic approaches to Fragile X Syndrome. Now there is an industry-wide pipeline of programs in development across many companies. It is a simple truth that without FRAXA, this would not be the case. The initiatives FRAXA has in place have been, and continues to be, crucial to this critical mass of effort to find new options for people with lives touched by Fragile X Syndrome.”
- Mike Snape, Chief Scientific Officer, AMO Pharma
Our daughter started college in September this year, a milestone I had never imagined. While Allison struggles daily with social skills, emotional instability and cognitive delays, my sister is on a different path. At age 22, Grant lives at home, with my sister as his full time caregiver. Viable placement options are nonexistent.
FRAXA represents hope for all of us – hope that the hundreds of thousands of families with children like Grant and Allison will have effective treatments and ultimately a cure.
Thank you for your support of FRAXA and our families!
Leslie Eddy, Member, FRAXA Board of Directors