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Review for Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation, Inc., Maplewood, NJ, USA

Rating: 4 stars  

I have been a consistent donor to the Juvenile Bipolar Research Foundation since its inception. It is the only organization that it totally focused on research - not intervention/politics/policy-making/advocacy/counseling. I have a son who has severe bipolar disorder and, while he will never be capable of attending college and creating a prosperous and independent life, I have great hope that his children (my grandchildren) will have good lives with good experiences and fulfillment. The gene may travel from generation to generation and create havoc throughout the years - but I have confidence that this little organization will save the lives of my grandchildren. JBRF is the only foundation pursuing independent "outside of the box" research - completely ignoring the politics of academia and government - and digging into pure science and biology and genetics. I am not a huge donor, but I am a donor with an enormous amount of belief. This is the little engine that could.

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What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I have a child who has struggled with bipolar disorder his entire life. I now have 2 grandchildren who quite likely have the gene. I want to invest in the future of my grandchildren (and their children).

Why did you make your donation at this time?

I made a donation to the Genetic study because it is consistently underfunded - yet it probably holds the answer to it all.

What would you tell others about this organization?

This is the "little engine that could". It is always the out layer that makes a true difference.

Role:  Donor & I have donated every year since 2001 - and have donated additionally to project specific campaigns.