We received Emmy’s diagnosis shortly after her first birthday and it came as a complete shock to have someone tell us that our seemingly normal, happy toddler has a serious genetic disease with no cure. But thanks to the love, support, and generosity of family, friends, and people like you, we continue to have hope that life-improving advances will be made and hopefully a cure will be found in the near future for our amazing daughter and the hundreds of other children affected by this miserable disease.
WHAT IS A-T?
Imagine a disease that combines the worst symptoms of muscular dystrophy, cerebral palsy, cystic fibrosis, immune deficiencies, and cancer. Children with A-T are usually confined to wheelchairs by age 10 and often do not survive their teens. Because A-T is a multi-system disease, scientists believe that A-T research will help more prevalent diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, AIDS, and cancer.