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2019 Family Hopes and Dreams

We asked our Facebook community what hopes and dreams they have for their family in 2019. Here is what they shared:   Randi: live her best quality of life possible! Dawn: In the new year I hope my loved one with CDKL5 has the best of health…

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CDKL5 Spotlight on Baybeblue!

]It’s time for another Cdkl5 Spotlight! Meet birthday girl Baybeblue! Mom, Cynthia, shares about her wonderful daughter and their amazing journey. Baybeblue was born January 11th, 2007 and was a typical pregnancy and birth. She scored 9 on her apgar because the doctor said he…

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A Look Back at 2018 IFCR Research

When IFCR was founded, one of our primary goals was to inspire more research into CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder. As we look back on 2018, we want to share with you the amazing scientific work  your support of IFCR makes possible. CDKL5 Centers of Excellence IFCR…

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CDKL5 Spotlight on Tanner!

It’s time for another Cdkl5 Spotlight! Let’s meet Tanner! Mom, Courtney, shares about her special boy. Tanner began seizing at 3 months old. We received a diagnosis of Epilepsy at that time and thanks to Phenobarbital, he went the next 3 months seizure free! Due…

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CDKL5 Spotlight on Natalie!

We are happy to share another Cdkl5 Spotlight! Meet 12-year-old Natalie! Mom, Sandy, shares with us about her beautiful daughter.   Natalie received her CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder diagnosis at the age of 6 and she has done PT, OT, and Speech since the age of…

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CDKL5 Spotlight on Brooklynn!

Spotlight on Brooklynn! Mom, Ashley, shares about her sweet daughter. Brooklynn is 3.5 years old and lives in San Diego, CA with her family. She began having seizures at 2-months-old and received her Cdkl5 Deficiency Disorder (CDD) diagnosis at 9-months-old. Along with CDD, Brooklynn also…

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CDKL5 Spotlight on Bennett!

Meet 2-year-old Bennett! He lives with his mom, Kara, dad, and 4-year-old brother, Parker, in California. Bennett’s noticeable Tonic Seizures started at 7 ½ months old, although he may have been having Infantile Spasms long before that. Once his seizures started, we got genetic testing…

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CDKL5 Spotlight on G!

Time for another spotlight! Mom and super supporter, Marissa, tells us about her amazing son, G, and how they support the IFCR! Our son, G, was diagnosed with CDKL5 Deficiency Disorder at six months old. Our neurologist recommended genetic testing after we failed to find…

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CDKL5 Spotlight on Miss Sonzee!

Time for a CDKL5 child Spotlight! Everyone meet Miss Sonzee! Thank you to Mama, Randi Zaila, for sharing about your brave little beauty! Sonzee was diagnosed on April 16, 2015 when she was only 64 days old and is one of the youngest to be…

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CDKL5 Spotlight on Ryan!

It’s time for our next CDKL5 spotlight—meet Ryan! Many thanks to Ryan’s mom Megan for taking the time to answer our questions, they are worth the read! What sort of therapies has Ryan done? Ryan started with physical therapy around his first birthday, and since…

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