The leading genetic cause of severe impairment in girls – most cannot speak, walk or use their hands. Despite their physical disabilities, girls with Rett Syndrome are believed to be functioning mentally at a much higher level than previously thought.
There are just a handful of disorders that predominantly affect females. Breast cancer is the most prevalent. Rett Syndrome is just as devastating, and affects a potential one in 10,000 girls.
Condemned to an entire lifetime of struggles, these girls have been robbed of their ability to speak, walk, crawl, use their hands. They depend on others for every part of their day. Complications include seizures, sudden death in their sleep and scoliosis. Today, there is no cure. But Rett Syndrome is CURABLE!
Researchers at Harvard, Baylor, UVA, Weill Cornell, Emory, Salk Institute, University of Edinburgh and dozens of other top-notch institutions are delving into Rett Syndrome.
Why? Not only will their work help thousands of girls and women worldwide, but their findings have a direct impact on research on Autism, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, Alzheimer’s and many other disorders. In essence, our girls may hold the key to a cure for millions of people suffering from dozens of disabilitie