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MEPAN Syndrome is a rare genetic disease caused by mutations in the MECR gene. It strikes in early childhood with motor issues that are similar to cerebral palsy. The condition worsens over time and patients eventually suffer devastating vision loss. There are no proven treatments available.

Our sons Carson and Chase were diagnosed with MEPAN in 2018 and require help with every aspect of daily living. We established MEPAN Foundation to find treatments that will help improve the quality of life for patients with MEPAN and related disorders.

Dr. Tomas Wald describing how drug repurposing works


A Finnish term characterizing determination, stoicism, perseverance, strength of will, and never backing down in the face of adversity.

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