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Help Cure MEPAN Syndrome


How You Can Help

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Please donate to help advance MEPAN research 

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Join our collaborative research network for MEPAN and related disorders

MEPAN Syndrome is a rare genetic disease caused by mutations in the MECR gene. Patients develop motor issues in early childhood that are similar to cerebral palsy, and they eventually suffer vision loss. The condition worsens over time and there are no proven treatments available.


MEPAN Foundation was established after our sons Carson and Chase were diagnosed with MEPAN in 2018. We are funding collaborative research to discover treatments for people with MEPAN and related disorders. Please help us find a cure!

"I want to be around people that dream and support and do things."

- Amy Poehler

Our journey to find a diagnosis for Carson and Chase was featured in a 2019 Illumina video.