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PO Box 255
White Deer
Pennsylvania 17887

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The medical research team studying HSAN1 first had to identify the defective gene, finding its location on a specific chromosome.  

DFI helps provide funding for research on the hereditary sensory neuropathy, HSAN1, with the hopes of finding a potential treatment and/or cure for this disease. 

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I am distantly related to members of this family who has been individually and personally affected by a horrible disease. Reynold and Henry Deater were the first people afflicted and I remember them as a child slowly losing first toes and fingers and then half their legs. No one in the medical ... more »
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This is an amazing family, one of which I am very blessed to be a part of. When I found out at 16 that I had this disease, it could have affected me in one of two ways-give up and give in, or adapt and move on. I chose the ladder. Having the deater disease for over thirty years there have been ... more »
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Deater Foundation, Inc. was birthed twenty years ago out of a vision by two siblings from a very large extended family that was afflicted with a debiliting, inherited disease now known as HSAN1...who wanted to be able to financially support the on-going medical research of the disease in hopes of ... more »
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