FAMILIAL DYSAUTONOMIA FOUNDATION

Tear bracelet on a parachute cord in sterling silver. Adjustable cord.

20% of the proceeds from this bracelet are donated to Familial Dysautonomia Foundation.

$150

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Familial Dysautonomia (FD) is a rare genetic neurological condition that affects the sensory and autonomic nervous systems, causing severe gastrointestinal, cardiac, pulmonary, orthopedic, renal and ophthalmologic problems.

The Foundation has established the world’s only two FD treatment centers and is the largest single source of funding for research and treatment specifically for the benefit of people with FD.

FD was once considered a fatal disease, but the Foundation’s efforts have resulted in dramatic improvements in the quality of life and life expectancy for FD patients. Still, people with FD must overcome tremendous challenges, including frequent hospitalizations, major surgeries and daily medical and supportive therapies as they try to live normal lives.

The gene that causes FD has been identified. Genetic therapies are possible, but they are costly and time-consuming to develop. A new clinical research facility is now exploring new therapies. Basic, clinical and translational researchers are working together to improve survival and create positive outcomes for people with FD. With your help, we can make a real difference in their lives.

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Tear bracelet on a parachute cord in sterling silver. Adjustable cord.

20% of the proceeds from this bracelet are donated to Familial Dysautonomia Foundation.