Want to join us in Stepping Up for Fragile X? We are raising money for FRAXA Research Foundation and your contribution will make an impact, whether you donate $5 or $500. Every little bit helps.
In October 2016, we learned that our son, Gael, inherited Fragile X. It took almost 3 years, and many assessments, to determine a cause for his delays and his high anxiety in social settings and new places. Despite his challenges, Gael is a happy, energetic and funny boy. He loves animals, water, and absolutely adores his younger brother, Liam.
Fragile X Syndrome
•Most common inherited form of cognitive impairment
•Leading genetic cause of autism•There is no cure
•Affects 1 in 4000 males | 1 in 6000 females
•Features: Cognitive impairment. Autism. Social Anxiety. Hyperarousal.
FRAXA's mission is to find effective treatments and ultimately a cure for Fragile X syndrome, the most common inherited cause of intellectual disabilities and autism, by directly funding the most promising research.Thank you for your support and for raising awareness of Fragile X syndrome.