Tagged as: Newborn Screening

Can Two Brothers Struck With ‘Lorenzo’s Oil’ Disease Be Saved?

One brother is living a normal life; the other isn’t. Their story illustrates the potential of gene therapy. Source: The Daily Beast | By: KAREN WEINTRAUB | 11.01.17 9:00 AM ET In the early months of 2014, Brandon Rojas was a typical 6-year-old: healthy with a sunny disposition, a love of sports,

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ALD Mom & Board Member Janis Sherwood Featured on NPR’s “All Things Considered” for Newborn Screening Advocacy

To listen to the radio program, click here. The following article was written on www.npr.org by Anna Gorman: Kerri De Nies received the news this spring from her son’s pediatrician: Her chubby-cheeked toddler has a rare brain disorder. She’d never heard of the disease — adrenoleukodystrophy, or ALD — but soon felt

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September is Leukodystrophy Awareness Month

September is Leukodystrophy Awareness Month! Share your story on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram using the hashtag #LeukodystrophyAwareness and help us spread the word to ensure that leukodystrophies become a household name. Leukodystrophies are a group of rare, progressive, metabolic, genetic diseases that affect the brain, spinal cord and often the peripheral nerves.

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Connecticut Becomes 2nd State to Implement ALD Newborn Screening

Since Jean and Dr. Jack Kelley’s son Brian was diagnosed with adrenoleukodystrophy at the age of six, the parents have advocated for a statewide screening program to test all newborns for the disorder in the hope of saving another boy’s life. Three years after a bill mandating ALD be added

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California A.L.D. Newborn Screening Program to Begin mid-September

We received word from the California Department of Public Health’s Genetic Disease Screening Program (GDSP) that adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) screening will begin in mid-September. In 2013, The Myelin Project sponsored California Assembly Bill 1559 – authored by former Assemblyman, now California Senator Dr. Richard Pan – in order to mandate newborn screening of adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) in California. On September 25th, 2014, Governor Jerry

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“Aidan’s Law” Petition for National ALD Newborn Screening Reaches 50,000 Signatures

Elisa Seeger (pictured above) and The Aidan Jack Seeger Foundation reached a milestone this week when their petition on Change.org received 50,000 signatures supporting “Aidan’s Law” (S. 2641 & H.R. 4692) to enact adrenoleukodystrophy (ALD) newborn screening nationwide. The bill would require newborn screening of ALD in all 50 US

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