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Sofia Sees Hope!

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THE STORY:

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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 deteriorating and will eventually stop working. 

Unless…

We raise money to fund the research to develop 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.
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  • 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 into the retina.
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  • Once in there, the good gene floats around, replicates, and replaces the bad genes
  • Vision is restored!

This type of gene therapy has been done before for other LCA patients with different gene types and it works!  It's really pretty cool.  We just need a vector for our gene. 

This research won’t just help Sofia, but will benefit all kids and adults with this gene disorder.  Also, once the vector is developed there is the opportunity to use this for other good 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 lcmanfre@comcast.net.

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To This Fundraiser

$1,040

MONEY RAISED
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  • Lee Ann And Steve

     

  • Amy & Ken

    $50

  • Lisa yuhas

    $50

  • Michelle Claffey

    $150

  • Tracy Bourguignon

    $100

  • Bill Barnes

    $25

  • Lisa Dogolo

    $25

  • Matt & Nikki Bailey

    $50

  • Heather & Andrew Hatch

    $50

  • Kristen D'Souza

    $50

  • Susan Albert

    $40

  • Matthew Bailey Photography

    $100

  • Karen & Friends

    $200

  • Laura & Chuck

    $50

  • Thelma, Barbara & Noah

     

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104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Team: $22,296 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

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Sally Klich

Amount Raised

$2,530

 

253% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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The Bertrams

Amount Raised

$1,655

 

166% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Amy DiRico

Amount Raised

$1,040

 

104% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Hollis Scoggin

Amount Raised

$975

 

98% Raised of $1,000 Goal

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Team Terrier

Amount Raised

$775

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Annette Tonti

Amount Raised

$650

Donor Comments

Thelma, Barbara & Noah

Thelma, Barbara & Noah

5 years ago

Laura & Chuck

Laura & Chuck

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Karen & Friends

Karen & Friends

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Matthew Bailey Photography

Matthew Bailey Photography

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Matt & Nikki Bailey

Matt & Nikki Bailey

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Heather & Andrew Hatch

Heather & Andrew Hatch

DONATION: $50

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Kristen D'Souza

Kristen D'Souza

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Susan Albert

Susan Albert

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Lisa Dogolo

Lisa Dogolo

DONATION: $25

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Bill Barnes

Bill Barnes

DONATION: $25

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