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Sofia Sees Hope!

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October 08, 2013

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THE STORY:

Sofia was told she would be totally blind someday. 

Sofia has Leber's Congenital Amaurosis, a rare genetic disorder.  Although she has some vision now, this is a degenerative condition that causes the cones and rods in her retina to deteriorate.  Eventually they will stop working altogether. 

Unless…

We can raise the money to fund the gene therapy for her gene.  (IQCB1, if you're into details.) 

In simple words that her very non-scientific parents can understand: 

  • Your donation will go towards funding the development of a vector for the IQCB1 gene.
  • The vector is more or less a virus (a good one, we like to think of it as a boat) that carries the good IQCB1 gene (a sailor) into the retina.
  • Once in there, the good gene swims around, replicates, and replaces the bad genes.
  • Vision is restored!

This type of gene therapy has been done before for patients with LCA, but with different gene types and it works!  It's really pretty cool. 

This research won’t help only Sofia, but will benefit all kids and adults with the IQCB1 defect.  Also, once the vector is developed there is the opportunity to use this for other genetic disorders. 

To read more about the Foundation for Retinal Research, click here: http://www.tfrr.org/

If you want to connect with us directly, send an email to sofiasees@gmail.com.

If you're donating, THANKS, and don't forget to do a corporate donation match if you can!

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To This Fundraiser

$22,296

MONEY RAISED
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  • Claire Schmitt and Kids

    $100

  • Pam Nehring

    $25

  • Jeff Lundgren

    $140

  • Glenn & Marilyn Pettinger

    $100

  • Madonna Gilbertson

    $25

  • Bill and Linda Weiland

    $500

  • David Stillitano

    $25

  • Steve & Jody

    $50

  • Lon, Meredith, Mason and Libby

    $100

  • Lon, Meredith, Mason and Libby

    $100

  • paul

    $20

  • Steven Maurinus

    $25

  • Dave,Beth and Family

    $100

  • Barb Truax

    $25

  • Brian & Trish

    $50

  • Anne and Craig Pommells

    $75

  • Klich Kids Lemonade Stand's

    $150

  • Garry, Rachel and Monty

    $25

  • Hollis

    $500

  • Hansons

    $25

  • Nancy and Clay Bauma

    $30

  • Heidi Stair

    $10

  • Diane DeNigris and Roy Hardgrove

    $50

  • Sophie the terrier, Shennan & Josh

    $250

  • Tami Halaska

    $35

  • Dawn (Umi)

    $100

  • The Adelman Family

    $100

  • Penny & Bill

    $20

  • Leslie Hasegawa in the name of Aidan Schuler

    $50

  • The Migliore Family in the name of Aidan Schuler.

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Millers

    $110

  • Anonymous

    $335

  • UJ and Sue

    $50

  • Bonny and Bob

    $50

  • Paul and Suzanne

    $50

  • Ivan and Nirmala

    $100

  • Todd and Laura

    $20

  • Carole and John

    $50

  • Sara Beth

    $15

  • Dr. Janet Arey in Aidan\'s name.

    $100

  • cherine and Gary whitney

    $25

  • Bill

    $50

  • Harry billy boy and bam bam

    $200

  • Steve Antoniou

    $50

  • Kash

    $50

  • Mike and Jaime Erickson

    $25

  • The Bulkley Family

    $25

  • Bill & Kathie Saums

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Joan Misa

    $50

  • Laura Caine

    $20

  • The Diette Family

    $25

  • Chris and Joan Hausmann

    $100

  • Santa Muteki

    $20

  • Muteki family

    $20

  • The Gabordi Family

    $50

  • Galarza Family

    $40

  • Dr. Tim Graul & Family

    $50

  • Dave and Sara Holdridge

    $50

  • Happy Birthday Aidan from Hunter

    $18

  • Sharon & Tom Wadecki

    $50

  • John Lockaby

    $50

  • John Kronholm

    $40

  • Dr. David Reim & Family

    $20

  • Mary & David Canavan

    $100

  • Judy Zagaski

    $25

  • Hosey/Zinno Family

    $50

  • Dr. Kenneth Koe

    $100

  • Eli Cummings and Family

    $100

  • CASH

    $693

  • Sue Jeffrey

    $25

  • Jack Heflin

    $500

  • Montage Bridal Salon, Niantic

    $100

  • Melle J

    $75

  • Malek and Laila Ahlouche

    $25

  • Kristen Cooley

    $15

  • Guth Family

    $25

  • Aproma Studios

    $200

  • Ron and Peggy Klich

    $50

  • Ken and Di

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Beth and Silas Geer

    $20

  • Pfizer, Inc.

    $200

  • Angela Van Ginkel

     

  • Mike Boosinger

    $50

  • Brad & Alicia Bullard, Walnut Street Dental Associates

    $100

  • Dominion Foundation

    $50

  • Healy/Graber Family

    $50

  • Greg and Barb Loomis

    $25

  • Dr. Ingrid Pardo & Family

    $100

  • Pfizer Inc.

    $100

  • Elisse Rosen

    $900

  • Pfizer, Inc.

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Deb, Greg and Tristan Hoskins

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $1,500

  • Art & Shirley

    $100

  • Mom & Dad

    $200

  • Catherine VanDoorn

    $70

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45% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,296 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Naomi Rodriguez

Amount Raised

$2,751

 

138% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Cristina Manfre

Amount Raised

$2,700

 

180% Raised of $1,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sally Klich

Amount Raised

$2,530

 

253% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

The Bertrams

Amount Raised

$1,655

 

166% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy DiRico

Amount Raised

$1,040

 

104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hollis Scoggin

Amount Raised

$975

 

98% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Team Terrier

Amount Raised

$775

Fundraiser Title

Annette Tonti

Amount Raised

$650

Donor Comments

Catherine VanDoorn

Catherine VanDoorn

DONATION: $70

4 years ago

Mom & Dad

Mom & Dad

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Art & Shirley

Art & Shirley

DONATION: $100

Sophia is such a sweet and beautiful little girl! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $1,500

4 years ago

Deb, Greg and Tristan Hoskins

Deb, Greg and Tristan Hoskins

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

on behalf of Josh Terry 4 years ago

Pfizer, Inc.

Pfizer, Inc.

DONATION: $50

Dr. Tim Graul 4 years ago

Elisse Rosen

Elisse Rosen

DONATION: $900

0 4 years ago

Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

DONATION: $100

Dr. Ingrid Pardo 4 years ago

Dr. Ingrid Pardo & Family

Dr. Ingrid Pardo & Family

DONATION: $100

4 years ago