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We fund research aimed at finding a cure for ataxia-telangiectasia, a lethal genetic disease that attacks children, causing progressive loss of muscle control, cancer and immune system problems.

Ataxia-Telangiectasia
"Ay-TACK-see-uh Teh-LAN-jick-TAY-sha"

A Multi-system Disease...
Ataxia-telangiectasia, or "A-T," is a progressive, degenerative disease that affects a startling variety of body systems. Children with A-T appear normal at birth, and the first signs of the disease usually appear during the second year of life. These first signs are usually a "wobbly" lack of balance and slurred speech caused by "ataxia," which means a lack of muscle control (www.atcp.org).

The Prognosis...
A-T is presently incurable and unrelenting. If they are lucky enough not to develop cancer, most A-T children are dependent on wheelchairs by the age of ten, not because their muscles are too weak, but because they cannot control them. Later, A-T patients usually die from respiratory failure or cancer by their teens or early twenties. A few A-T patients live into their forties, but they are extremely rare (www.atcp.org).

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http://www.atcp.org

Articles and Information

http://www.atcp.org

http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/a_t/a-t.htm

http://www.rarediseases.org/search/rdbdetail_abstract.html?disname=Ataxia%20Telangiectasia

http://www.emedicine.com/DERM/topic691.htm

http://www.cancer.gov/cancertopics/factsheet/ataxiaqa

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/omim/208900

http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v8/n5/full/nrn2124.html

http://www.nature.com/nrn/journal/v7/n4/full/nrn1886.html

http://www.nature.com/ng/journal/v13/n3/pdf/ng0796-350.pdf

http://jnci.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/content/full/94/3/158

1. kids.

2. hope.

3. cure.

Donations Go To

Ataxia Telangiectasia Children's Project, Inc.
a 501(c)(3) nonprofit (EIN: 65-0427215)