Category Archives: Rett syndrome Awareness

ACADIA Talks Trofinetide and Covid-19: An Interview with Dr. Jim Youakim

Recently, I was given the incredible opportunity to interview Dr. Jim Youakim, Vice President of Research and Development. This was a bit out of my wheelhouse, but he and Bill Keller, Executive Director of Patient Advocacy, were very gracious in … Continue reading

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Our Unconquerable Souls

Nearly 70 years ago, Andreas Rett¬† observed two girls in his office with similar symptoms and thus began the known journey of Rett syndrome. In 1966 several German publications recognized his work. However, it wasn’t until 1983 that Dr. Bengt … Continue reading

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A Crystal of Happiness and Hope

There is a poem I love. It serves to remind me that we are all entitled to the “Pursuit of Happiness” but also that you must learn to be content with any pieces you find because, in truth, no one … Continue reading

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A Day with ACADIA- Part 2: Assurance

Katelin and I had the great pleasure of being invited to ACADIA a couple of weeks ago for Rett syndrome Awareness Month. Last week I posted Part 1: Awareness; I had PLANNED to follow that closely with Part 2, but … Continue reading

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Hot off the Presses- The Horses are Outta the Gate!

Well yesterday’s post WAS going to be the last one this month but then I got an email from Acadia- “Hot off the Presses” it said and then this announcement- ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Initiates Phase 3 Pivotal Study of Trofinetide in … Continue reading

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A Day with Acadia- Part 1: Awareness

This is my last post of Rett syndrome Awareness month. I had hoped to do more, but Rett syndrome made sure a good amount of awareness was happening right at home, but this was going to be the last either … Continue reading

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A Trip of a Lifetime

I recently took a trip with Katelin. A long, boring, exhausting trip- more than worth it for the end result, but the getting there and getting back were tough. Katelin threw up on the way back and that was the … Continue reading

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Close is Too Late for Too Many

As we approach the start of the Trofinetide trial, I know that it is going to go by in a blink.¬† And, there are other trials in different stages of development, each holding some parent’s hope for their child- improvement … Continue reading

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One Moment in Time…

To be honest, I had to wait over a day to try and write this post. And still, I start crying; I ramble; I’ve looked at what I’ve written and while to a special needs’ parent it may look coherent, … Continue reading

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In the Spotlight!- Colleen English

Every once-in-awhile you meet someone just destined to change your world. One of those people is Colleen. In the years that I’ve known her, her great, big heart has gone from figuring out to provide gift cards to trial families … Continue reading

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