FMR1 Renamed to Fragile X Messenger Ribonucleoprotein 1

FMR1 Renamed to Fragile X Messenger Ribonucleoprotein 1

The efforts of the European Fragile X Network (EFXN) have led to the renaming of the FMR1 gene to “Fragile X Messenger Ribonucleoprotein 1” gene and the Fragile X protein, FMRP, to “Fragile X Messenger Ribonucleoprotein.” Families around the globe are celebrating the news as a significant step forward for acceptance and the removal of a term that evokes many negative feelings.

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Cape Coral Touch-A-Truck, Free, Family-Friendly Event

Cape Coral Touch-A-Truck, Free, Family-Friendly Event

The EHL Fragile X Foundation hosts an annual Touch-A-Truck in Cape Coral, Florida. This free hands-on family event provides a unique opportunity for children and adults alike to ask questions and explore vehicles of all types including Cape Coral Rescue Fire Truck, Lee County Emergency Medical Ambulance, Cape Coral Police BMW Motorcycles, and the Florida Forestry Swamp Buggy, and more awesome vehicles – all in one place. 

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Wieber Family Journey

Wieber Family Journey

When Zach and Leslie Wieber started their family, they were unaware of Fragile X syndrome. Then in 2012, they received the news that changed their lives. Their sons, now ages 13, 11, and almost 10, all live with Fragile X syndrome. Like many parents, the Wiebers felt relief and fear when their children were diagnosed.

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Sincere Gratitude for a Successful #GivingTuesday 2020

Sincere Gratitude for a Successful #GivingTuesday 2020

From the bottom of our hearts, thank you. In a year filled with so much uncertainty, you truly rose to the occasion. From creating Facebook fundraisers to sharing why you give back, each one of you made a difference. With the help of our dedicated supporters and gifts from over 150 amazing donors, FRAXA Research Foundation raised $70,047 on #GivingTuesday.

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Landmarks Light Up Fragile X Awareness Day 2020

Landmarks Light Up Fragile X Awareness Day 2020

This year, on Fragile X Awareness Day, a growing number of buildings, bridges, and monuments — including Niagara Falls — will be illuminated in teal to spread the word about Fragile X and celebrate our community. Although we may not be able to gather in groups this year, we still encourage you to briefly visit or drive by lighting displays and share your experience with us.

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We’re All In This Together, One Day At A Time.

We’re All In This Together, One Day At A Time.

As many of you know, FRAXA’s mission is to find effective treatment options and ultimately a cure for Fragile X. Right now though, we know that we have to pivot. The Fragile X community has always been the center of our mission and today, there are other ways we can be helpful. We would like to host virtual gatherings that will benefit the Fragile X community and help us all feel connected.

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