We have learned more in this life, from our non verbal daughter, than we have from any collegiate lecture. The diagnosis of Angelman Syndrome 12 years ago destroyed every dream we had for Arianna. Little did we know this spirited little lady had her own dreams. She showed us these dreams through the next 12 years and gave us the courage and the energy to overcome every obstacle with her. Each moment is a challenge that presents us with the opportunity to sulk and pity ourselves with grief... or accept the reality that everything is possible with the right support.
Raising money for FAST gives us that support needed to let Arianna soar through her goals to have a life in the performing arts, community, and advocacy.
I've created this page because I'm inspired by the breakthroughs being made by FAST, and I want to do my part by raising money to fund clinical trials for Angelman syndrome (AS). FAST researchers know exactly what causes AS and have already cured it in the laboratory. Today, five therapy strategies are in development to treat Angelman syndrome. Your donation to my page helps fund all of them. Please help me support this critical research by clicking the “Give Now” button and donating whatever you can. Every single dollar counts and is appreciated! The more people that know about FAST, the greater their impact, so please also spread the word by sharing my page with your contacts. Since AS is a rare disorder, we truly rely on the support of friends and family members to fund this groundbreaking research. Thank you in advance for your generosity.