Tay-Sachs disease is a fatal genetic disorder in children which progressively destroys the central nervous system. At this time, there is no cure or treatment and average life expectancy is 3-5 years. It has recently been discovered that Tay-Sachs disease is present in Jacob Sheep, a rare breed of sheep. Amazingly the genetic make-up of these animals is very similar to humans in the way that matters most for solving the mystery of Tay-Sachs disease. My project is to raise funds to help care for the Jacob Sheep who are the subject of new cutting edge research to find a treatment and cure for Tay-Sachs. The cost of caring for a sheep for a year is $125. You can help to feed and care for a sheep for a whole year or part of it. Some of the sheep have already been transported from their farm in Texas to Auburn University in Alabama where the research is being carried out. If you decide to support this project you will receive an “adoption” certificate with the name of your sheep, its picture, and some of its fleece. All funds will be raised for the National Tay-Sachs & Allied Diseases Association to support the research project.