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FRAXA Research Foundation
September 9, 2014

FRAXA Research Foundation has a clear mission to find treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X. Fragile X is similar to autism and in many cases it's a very debilitating mental disorder. Finding medications that could lessen the effects for a person struggling with Fragile X could dramatically impact quality of life. FRAXA not only funds the best research worldwide, but also acts as an intermediary between pharmaceutical companies, government agencies, researchers and families in an to advance this work. FRAXA does all of this with a very limited staff and on a shoestring budget, by very frugally spending money raised and by utilizing volunteers to fundraise and pitch in when possible. Few organizations do as much with as little as FRAXA Research Foundation. The brain research FRAXA funds will likely give us much greater insight into many other disorders including autism, Parkinson's, and Alzheimer's. Finding medications to treat mental impairment is the future and FRAXA is at the forefront of this work.

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FRAXA Research Foundation
September 20, 2013

FRAXA is the future for our children. The research FRAXA is funding to find treatments for Fragile X is the future for our children. The medications that will be developed will be key for helping our children to live as happily and as independently as possible. And FRAXA funds and facilitates a tremendous amount of excellent research on a very small budget.

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Dramatically increase the dollar amount of contributions coming in since so much of the brain research FRAXA is funding to find treatments for Fragile X will help other brain disorders as well.

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FRAXA Research Foundation
June 8, 2011

FRAXA began in 1994 with a dream of curing Fragile X -- now fast forward to 2011 -- there are currently clinical trials for medications to treat the core deficits of Fragile X going on in several centers around the country. Moonshot to the mind is the next frontier in medical research. Being a single gene disorder makes Fragile X a great model for other disorders of the brain as well, and could ultimately lead researchers to treatments for possibly autism, Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. FRAXA is an extremely efficient organization, and the people who are involved with FRAXA are totally committed to this cause. If you want your charitable dollars to really make a difference in the world, make a donation to FRAXA. My son is 14 years old and has Fragile X, and FRAXA gives me great hope that there will be medications in his lifetime that allow him to be happy and self-sufficient.

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I hope to get my son involved in some of the clinical trials currently or soon to take place so we can see first hand the benefits of the drugs FRAXA has been nurturing along for years now. FRAXA is gaining recognition as the model for a cure-oriented charitable foundation.

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Much work still needs to be done. Just like AID's, treating Fragile X will mean a cocktail of medications. The brain is very complicated so the basic research continues for the next components of the cocktail. Funding and great research will help FRAXA reach it's goal.

Volunteer & I left my work in tv news to give my time to FRAXA when my son was diagnosed in 2000.

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