100 Fighters Challenge - Seth

$1,371

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$1,000

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My son Seth has Neurofibromatosis Type 2 (NF2). There is no cure. NF2 tumor growth has caused Seth to lose his vision, hearing, balance, hand function, etc. I am fundraising for NF2 BioSolutions, a non-profit determined to find a cure for NF2. 

NF2 BioSolutions is putting the best labs and best minds in the race to tackle the cruelty of NF2. We continue nonstop at evaluating new approaches and techniques to tackle NF2. 
So far we support four different novel therapy approaches. Since we don’t know yet if these approaches that are demonstrating promise in the lab will ultimately work as well in a human, we don’t want to focus on just one area. We want to continue to onboard new labs and researchers with novel ideas and medical approaches.

There is a new approach that we want to jumpstart. It is leveraging the Pfizer/Moderna Covid19 vaccine delivery technique (LNPs = lipid nanoparticules) as a mechanism to deliver genes to correct or induce tumor cell death. These tiny particles can enter the cells and be used instead of a vector (virus). LNP doesn’t have re-dosage limitations like we have with viruses that are being attacked by our immune system.

We need your financial support to start this research in collaboration with University of Pennsylvania (Philadephia) at the lab of Dr. Michael Mitchell. The University of Pennsylvania is the place where LNPs delivery technique originated. 

$100,000 will fund a full time researcher and lab expenses for 12 months. We will reach this goal if 100 people are up to the challenge of raising $1000 each. 

I need your help to reach my goal of $1000. Thank you!

Robyn Korland Gelwasser

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NF2 BioSolutions is a non-profit, patients/parents volunteers based, boosting research to find a cure for the brain and spine tumors disease called NF2 (Neurofibromatosis type 2), check our website http://nf2biosolutions.org, we are a 501(c)3 charitable American organization. All donations are tax deductible. Our tax-ID # is 83-0940046.