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Sofia Sees Hope!

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Naomi Rodriguez via Crowdrise
October 13, 2013

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THE STORY:

Laura Manfre wrote -

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

$2,751

MONEY RAISED
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  • Rodriguez/Schuler Family

    $200

  • Jacqueline Kremer

    $25

  • Leslie Hasegawa in the name of Aidan Schuler

    $50

  • The Migliore Family in the name of Aidan Schuler.

    $50

  • Sara Beth

    $15

  • Dr. Janet Arey in Aidan\'s name.

    $100

  • The Bulkley Family

    $25

  • Bill & Kathie Saums

    $50

  • 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

  • Judy Zagaski

    $25

  • Dr. David Reim & Family

    $20

  • John Kronholm

    $40

  • John Lockaby

    $50

  • Mary & David Canavan

    $100

  • Dr. Kenneth Koe

    $100

  • Hosey/Zinno Family

    $50

  • Eli Cummings and Family

    $100

  • CASH

    $693

  • Sue Jeffrey

    $25

  • Kristen Cooley

    $15

  • Guth Family

    $25

  • Beth and Silas Geer

    $20

  • Pfizer, Inc.

    $200

  • Healy/Graber Family

    $50

  • Dominion Foundation

    $50

  • Dr. Ingrid Pardo & Family

    $100

  • Pfizer Inc.

    $100

  • Pfizer, Inc.

    $50

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138% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $22,296 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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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

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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

Pfizer, Inc.

Pfizer, Inc.

DONATION: $50

Dr. Tim Graul 5 years ago

Pfizer Inc.

Pfizer Inc.

DONATION: $100

Dr. Ingrid Pardo 5 years ago

Dr. Ingrid Pardo & Family

Dr. Ingrid Pardo & Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Healy/Graber Family

Healy/Graber Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Dominion Foundation

Dominion Foundation

DONATION: $50

Brandon Graber 5 years ago

Pfizer, Inc.

Pfizer, Inc.

DONATION: $200

Dr. Maik Schuler 5 years ago

Beth and Silas Geer

Beth and Silas Geer

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Guth Family

Guth Family

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Kristen Cooley

Kristen Cooley

DONATION: $15

Help Sofia to See! 5 years ago

Sue Jeffrey

Sue Jeffrey

DONATION: $25

5 years ago