Lynn Egan's Fundraising Page
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So many of you have meet Kathleen.  You know that she is funny, loving and suffers from AHC.  You have seen her walking, talking and laughing and the next minute withering in pain because of an episode.  For the first time since she was diagnosed, I feel there is hope for Kathleen and the AHC community.  We do not get any government support nor qualify for grants.  All of our funds are raised by grassroots fundrasing done by families and by generous donors like you.   

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. 

Supporters
Name Date Amount Comments
Nancy Barrett 04/26/2019 $25.00  
  Total $25.00  
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