What is Rett Syndrome?
Symptoms of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Parkinson’s, Epilepsy and Anxiety Disorder… all in one little girl. It´s unthinkable but unfortunately, it´s the reality of Rett Syndrome, a serious lifelong neurological disorder that is caused by random mutations in a gene called MECP2.
Please watch the video below to better understand Rett Syndrome and why it is such a devastating diagnose.
Status quo on research
The discovery of the MECP2 gene and its mutations as the root cause of the Rett Syndrome in 1999 by Huda Zoghbi M. D. has been a milestone in the research of the neurological disorder. In 2007, Prof. Adrian Bird demonstrated in a specific mice model that the loss of MECP2 reverses the symptoms linked to the Rett Syndrome.
As a consequence, a lot of attention has been brought to Rett Syndrome by the pharmaceutical industry, biotech companies, academic scientists and researchers. Various organizations, research funds and trusts provide the necessary financial resources to make sure that a cure for Rett will be found.
However, since it is not sure that a cure will be found soon, we founded ForLea to enable our girl the treatment of Rett through the promising dolphin therapy. This way we hope we can #StopRettNow as good as any possible.
For more detailed information about Rett Syndrome we recommend to visit the following organizations´ websites