Beggin’ for Meghan

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At 4 months old, Meghan was diagnosed with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome. This neurological disorder is characterized by global developmental delay, limited or absent speech, constipation, reflux, low muscle tone, recurrent respiratory infections, gastrointestinal issues, epilepsy, and developmental regression. Children with MECP2 Duplication Syndrome can suffer greatly from a common cold. And, most children don't live past 18 years old.

As any parent can imagine, the diagnosis was devastating. Now more than five years later, Meghan cannot walk or talk and is fed through a tube that goes directly into her stomach. She needs extensive physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, feeding therapy, and supplemental oxygen when she is sleeping. She has battled through pneumonia and other infections that keep her in the hospital for several days, even months. Despite all of this, she remains a happy, go-lucky kid and has a smile that will melt your heart.

In 2015, Dr. Huda Zoghbi of Baylor College of Medicine demonstrated that a dramatic reversal of Duplication Syndrome is possible. Her lab is now working on several key experiments that are critical next steps before clinical trials can begin. These key experiments will cost $300,000. With your donation, you will help bring the cure to life. Every bit helps, and all donations are tax deductible. Please know that your donation could improve Meghan’s life and the lives of many suffering from MECP2 Duplication Syndrome, and for that, we would be most grateful.


Thank you,

Amy, Dave, and Ashleigh (big sis)


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