Team Gio is participating for the first time this year in the Strollathon, Rettsyndrome.org's signature fundraising and awareness event, to raise money for essential research of effective treatments and to find a cure for Rett syndrome.
Gio was 16 months old when he was diagnosed with a MECP2 mutation, which is typically associated with Rett syndrome in females. At the time of his diagnosis, we were told Rett syndrome did not exist in males as males with a mutation on this gene rarely survived pregnancy. Gio has worked tirelessly over the last four years in therapy with admirable determination to take on new tasks and is here to teach the world something new about the possibilities of living with this rare genetic alteration.
Researchers are studying Gio's cells in an attempt to better understand his condition, in hopes to one day find a cure. Rett syndrome research is very valuable and could positively impact the lives of so many families.
Your donation will help fund important research and family support. This cause is very important to us and I appreciate your help as we fight for a cure for Rett syndrome!
Please consider joining Team Gio at the strollathon or donating to this foundation. Your help is our hope!