It's hard to believe another year has gone by and Finn is turning 11! Happy to report that Finn has had a great year and hasn't had any hospital stays or ER visits as a 10 year old. Finn changed schools this past year and it has been one of the best decisions we could have made for him. I truly believe that being at his new all inclusive school will have a positive impact on his adult life. He has great friends, is a part of the community and is making progress in all areas.
We continue to push and advocate for the best possible outcome for Finn in every way we know how, and that includes fundraising for FAST. As I have said before, researchers know exactly what causes AS and have already cured it in the lab. Today, an astounding five different therapy strategies are in development to treat Angelman Syndrome. Scientists know what they need to do, but they continue to need money to fund this rare disorder. Advances in Angelman Syndrome (which genetically speaking is a "simple" disorder) will pave the way for genetic advances and treatments of more complex disorders, like Parkinson's, Alzheimer's and Autism. Every single dollar counts and is appreciated. 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.