Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation - November 2017

The next organization that we would like to raise awareness about is the Phelan-McDermid Syndrome Foundation.  A percentage of ALL proceeds from the month of November will go directly to PMSF.

About Phelan-McDermid Syndrome:

Phelan-McDermid Syndrome(PMS) is a rare genetic condition caused by a deletion or other structural change of the terminal end of chromosome 22 in the 22q13 region or a disease-causing mutation of the SHANK3 gene. PMS is sometimes called 22q13 Deletion Syndrome.

As is the case with many rare conditions, families may come across several different descriptions of this syndrome based on varying genetic descriptions and varying symptoms. As the research progresses, the science advances, the descriptions will continue to change; the Foundation will continue to monitor and participate in the full characterization of Phelan-McDermid Syndrome over time and will evolve as the syndrome is further described by the scientific community.

Camden's Story:

Camden is a sweet two and a half year old that was diagnosed with a rare genetic syndrome called Phelan McDermid Syndrome. PMS causes developmental delays that affect Camden's cognitive ability, gross motor skills and speech. He is currently in weekly speech, occupational and physical therapy. 
While there are many struggles and hardships Camden faces, he is an incredibly happy little boy. He is always smiling and has a contagious laugh. 

Camden is one of about 1,500 in the world diagnosed with PMS. Any awareness we can bring is key. All funding and donations go directly to supporting the families and providing research to hopefully find a cure.


Upcoming Event:  Please click the link to see an upcoming event on how you can support PMSF Sip and Shop a Fundraiser to Support PMSF

How you can help:

Be sure to check their Facebook page out for more information on the latest programs, events and ways they are connecting with the community.