HELP US SAVE PEDIATRIC SIGHT

YOUR MONTHLY DONATION
WILL HELP MAKE A DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DARKNESS AND LIGHT
What is ADOA

 

Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy (ADOA) is a rare pediatric mitochondrial disease. It predominantly causes deterioration of the optic nerve causing moderate to severe vision loss. In some instances, it can also affect the body's nervous system and skeletal muscles. Read more.

Treatment / Research

 

Currently, there is no treatment or cure for ADOA. Stem Cell research is one arena in which funding is needed to further understand how to help treat ADOA. Idebenone therapy has shown to help with some cell rejuvenation. Learn more about ADOA treatment and research.

You Can Help

 

The Autosomal Dominant Optic Atrophy Association was established to help fund the medical research to find a therapy and cure for ADOA. Funding will go directly to the labs and researchers who are progressive in this field. You can help by donating here or by learning how to get involved.

BOOTS, S'MORES & MORE
FALL FUNDRAISER
 
Help support our fight to find a cure for ADOA! We're having a fun filled event in Glenn Allen, VA you won't want to miss filled with games, live music, silent auction and much more! Learn more & register for our event below.

Meet Sophia, diagnosed with ADOA when she was 7 years old. She attends the IB gifted program at Moody Middle School, loves to dance, and has an infectious laugh. She is the “smiliest” teenage girl we know, and she is a joy to be around despite her battle with ADOA everyday. Ironically, one of her favorite hobbies is to read and listen to music. More than 30% of her optic nerve has deteriorated since her diagnosis, and it won’t stablilize until she is close to 20. What most people do not realize is that glasses cannot help her sight, and there is no other correction to her vision loss because the issue is not with her eyes but the actual nerve connecting to her brain. Her vision loss will never improve until we find new treatments.

Let’s help Sophia!

A HUGE THANK YOU TO OUR EVENT SPONSORS

 

 

 

Jefferey W. Norrgard, DDS

Quarterpath Dental

(Williamsburg, VA)

ADOAA is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.  All your contributions and gifts are fully tax-deductible.
Call us to learn more about ADOA

570-419-8799

19 Colonnade Way, Suite 117
PMB#233
State College, PA 16803
lindsey.allen@adoaa.org
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