I’m in the midst of doing some research focused fundraising. There have been a number of people who’ve asked me if there’s a cure for Williams Syndrome, or if there will ever be. For Alma, there will be no cure. The chain of 28 genes that is missing from chromosome 7 in her body can’t be replaced or repaired. It is a part of how every system in her body functions. One of the genes missing, the elastin gene, means the various tissues in her body don’t resume their shape after stretching or contracting. If you were to suddenly replace…Continue reading...
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