NTSAD is dedicated to the treatment and prevention of Tay-Sachs, Canavan, and related diseases, and to provide information and support services to individuals and families affected by these diseases, as well as the public at large.
A foundation created in memory of Cameron and Hayden Lord, first cousins who suffered from Tay-Sachs Disease. The Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality of emotional, spiritual, and medical care for families facing complex childhood diseases.
A highly informative and beautifully detailed website chronicling the life of D.J. Yang, a little boy from Madison, Illinois, who succumbed to Tay-Sachs at age 6. This site includes links to the individual websites of many children across the world with Tay-Sachs and related diseases. D.J.?s parents provide a detailed timeline of the disease progression in their son and the assorted treatment interventions employed along the way.
The website for D.J. Manning, a little boy in Pennsylvania with Tay-Sachs Disease. His parents started the Dylan James Manning Foundation, dedicated to family support, advocacy, and fundraising for research towards a cure.
This website details the life of Leda Dell 'Aiuto, a sweet little girl in Italy, struggling with Tay-Sachs Disease. As it is written in Italian, I was unable to understand most of the text; however, the love that shines through this site is unmistakable. Little Leda's smile lights up the website - it is worth visiting the site just to view the incredible beauty in Leda's sweet eyes.
Link to the Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation program at Duke University Medical Center. (Contact Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg for details of protocols for Tay-Sachs and related diseases.)
The National Library of Medicine's web site for consumer information about genetic conditions and the genes or chromosomes responsible for those conditions. This site includes an excellent set of links to educational resources, genetic testing labs, and medical journal abstracts.
Madisons Foundation is dedicated to improving the quality and quantity of information available to parents of children with rare, life-threatening diseases, and to facilitating effective communication amongst parents, physicians and medical experts.
ORPHANET is a database dedicated to information on rare diseases and orphan drugs. It aims to improve management and treatment of genetic, autoimmune or infectious rare diseases, rare cancers, or diseases that lack accurate diagnosis.
Jay Fletcher is an outstanding photographer and a remarkable individual. The time and compassion he invested in photographing Rachaeli was a reflection of his immense love for his art and his for his subjects. His work can be viewed across his website and at his Atlanta studio in Phipps Plaza.