BARTH SYNDROME FOUNDATION INC

Rating: 4.99 stars   68 reviews

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Location: PO Box 618 Larchmont NY 10538 USA

Mission: The Barth Syndrome Foundation (BSF) is dedicated to saving lives through education, advances in treatment, and finding a cure for Barth syndrome (BTHS).
Results: Our efforts have provided educational resources to transform families from powerless by-standers to empowered advocates.
Geographic areas served: International
Programs: BSF sponsors a competitive research grant program to facilitate advances in Barth syndrome (BTHS) understanding and to encourage the discovery of new treatments.  We are interested in providing “seed grant funding” to young investigators as well as attracting experienced investigators new to the field of BTHS basic science or clinical research. We anticipate that these funds will be used for the testing of initial hypotheses and the collection of preliminary data leading to successful long-term funding by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and other major granting institutions around the world.
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Rating: 5 stars  

Amazing source of support, information and knowledge! BSF is always striving for the good of everyone and for that I can only thank them! It is amazing to see how BSF has helped and changed so many of our lives in a positive way. While it is always wonderful to look to the future I also think it is wonderful to look back and see how truly amazing this organisation has came in such a short time and that is testament to the beautiful souls who work tirelessly for the good of everyone....thank you from the bottom of my heart!!

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Wonderful organisation which supports not only my son but our whole family. We have attended 2 conferences and have found the Barth community to be a very open, warm and loving group of people. The listserve is truly a lifeline and offers a wealth of information, shared experience, advice and more importantly a listening ear from others who "just get it". Thank you BSF for everything you have done, everything you do and everything that you are!

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Life-changing

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2013

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BSF was a lifeline to our family, we were no longer alone in this new chapter in our lives. I am not quite sure that such an organisation has came such a long way in such a short time ever before and that is testament to the strength of the people who are so passionate about helping all of the boys and young men affected by Barth Syndrome. We will always be grateful from the bottom of our hearts to each and every person that we have met along the way, thank you!

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Life-changing

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2012

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I´m Miguel´s father. Miguel was( he ascended to the heaven) 5 years old; he was 4 when we diagnosed BS. From this moment we knows what´s can happened with BS thanks to your´s web. For us BSF was THE HOPE. We were not alone.

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I have been involved with the Barth Syndrome Foundation since its first being in 2000 in Baltimore I IWith BSF we found another family, our BARTH FAMILY. With BSF i'm not lose, I found hope and help. I have had two sons with Barth syndrome (one whom did not have the opportunity of being diagnosed and passed away in 1991. My second son, Pedro, now 19, is doing well, Portugal

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I have been involved with the Barth Syndrome Foundation since its first being in 2000 in Baltimore, MD. I immediately made a connection with the families that I met during this meeting. At first I volunteered doing whatever it was I could do to help raise awareness and funds. I then was invited to join the Board where I served for one term. I now am an employee of the Foundation, and truly believe that I have found my calling. I have had two sons with Barth syndrome (one whom did not have the opportunity of being diagnosed and passed away in 1989. My third son, Derek, now 19, is doing well, and followed at Boston Childrens. I have found a family around the world who TRULY UNDERSTANDS what it means to have a child with this disease.

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How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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