Laura's Mission to Cure AHC
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Laura's Mission to Cure AHC
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Laura was diagnosed with Alternating Hemiplegia of Childhood at 2 years of age, however, her first episodes and seizures began at the tender age of 12 weeks. AHC is a one in a million neuromuscular disorder with approximately 10 known cases in Australia.

The disease constitutes bouts of paralysis lasting minutes, to hours, to days. This paralysis will sometimes alternate from one side of the body to the other, other times it will affect the whole body, and it also causes global cognitive and physical impairment/delay. Additionally, about 50% of children with this disease have epilepsy which is the case for Laura.

There is currently no cure for this insidious disease, but our hope is to develop a treatment and ultimately a cure for all children and young adults suffering from AHC.

Please help us by donating and sharing this page to increase awareness of AHC.

Thank you for your support and generosity,

Glenda & family.



ABOUT AAV Project and Other Research

With funds raised from the AHC Foundation, we will support AAV gene therapy and other research related to the project.  We believe a path has been identified to a viable permanent treatment: gene therapy.  The gene therapy we propose will involve inserting a functional copy of the ATP1A3 gene into a virus (an adeno-associated virus or AAV) that has been stripped of its harmful payload and its ability to reproduce. The virus will then be injected into the cerebrospinal fluid and will carry the functional gene to the cells in the brain that are failing. By delivering additional functional copies of the gene, we should be able to rescue those cells, and treat the disease permanently. 

Learn more about the project here. 

Name Date Amount Comments
Adam Sakareassen 05/28/2019 $100.00  
Viv Machar 05/08/2019 $20.00 Best wishes Laura from your Cabrini friend. xo
Kate Johnstone 04/29/2019 $10.00 Good luck x
Mark Sakareassen 04/29/2019 $100.00 Love from dizzy Odin Idelle Kelda.
Earl Sakareassen 04/28/2019 $1,000.00 Love to my daughter Laura and best wishes to all AHC families.
Patterson Family 04/23/2019 $20.00 Great job Laura
Adam Snooks 04/23/2019 $50.00  
Laura Sakareassen 04/21/2019 $200.00 Love & best wishes Laura, from Gran & Pop.
Cherie Ambry 04/20/2019 $50.00 All the best Laura x
Wendi Emmerson 04/20/2019 $10.00 Happy Easter xx
Gerard & Janine Op De Coul 04/20/2019 $50.00 Best wishes Laura
Elizabeth Grantham 04/20/2019 $20.00 Doing a wonderful job Laura in raising awareness
Jean Turnbull 04/20/2019 $100.00 Brilliant work!
Adam Sakareassen 04/19/2019 $100.00  
Glenda Davies-Sakareassen 04/19/2019 $50.00  
Angela Ewan 04/19/2019 $30.00 I wish you all the best Laura in your Quest and to make everyone aware.
Leanne N Gonzy Diez 04/19/2019 $50.00 What a superstar you are Laura!! We hope you raise heaps of money!!
TONY DOSLOV 04/19/2019 $70.00  
John and Belinda Formosa 04/19/2019 $50.00 Love you Sis. Xxx
Tammie Edie 04/19/2019 $10.00  
Denise Roelsnds 04/19/2019 $50.00 Your doing a wonderful job Laura, keep up the good work.
Sumi Sivalingam 04/19/2019 $100.00 What a great cause Laura, all the best in your campaign.
Jenni Davies 04/19/2019 $50.00 Well done Laura!
Vera Shepherd 04/19/2019 $200.00  
Yvonne Davies 04/19/2019 $100.00  
Ingrid Czerniecki 04/19/2019 $50.00 For you Laura,love Aunty Ingrid xx
Angela Cheng 04/19/2019 $50.00  
  Total $2,690.00  
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