Should we go to the ER?

I’m not sad. I’m angry with Rett Syndrome.  We are in a very strange and confusing place as parents – not just parents of a beautiful child with special needs; not just parents of a brave girl with Rett Syndrome; but parents of a little girl who struggles through more than any little girl should Read more about Should we go to the ER?[…]

Waves of crashing emotions

If we get to sleep, I usually wake up positive. This has been a big shift for me over the past five years. I didn’t use to wake up positive. Honestly, I was living in a fog. The fog of grief. Now most days I wouldn’t say there is grief, just a wave of sadness, Read more about Waves of crashing emotions[…]

Celebrity Campaign for Rett Syndrome!!!! #reverserett

[embedyt] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6QRk1fgEuRU[/embedyt] Today, a celebrity campaign launches to invite the world to help Reverse Rett. A long list of stars including Sofia Vergara, Matt Lauer, Sarah Silverman, Casey Wilson, Paul Scheer, Billy Eichner, Kristen Schaal, June Diane Raphael and Nick Offerman participated in a PSA video and many more will be part of a social Read more about Celebrity Campaign for Rett Syndrome!!!! #reverserett[…]

It’s not if, its when…

The News We’ve Been Waiting for: “Gene Therapy Program for Rett Syndrome will be advanced by biotech company.” Last week RSRT sent out an email announcing they will be going to a Gene therapy trial for Rett. Reading those words took my breath away. I froze for a moment. My hands were shaking. Since Maggie was diagnosed, I Read more about It’s not if, its when…[…]

Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017

Everywhere I look, I see people saying 2016 was the worst year. I get it. There is no doubt 2016 was extremely difficult for us. You guys have watched Maggie push through so many obstacles that Rett has thrown at her. The past few years, we celebrated her accomplishments more than not. Then 2016 happened. Read more about Goodbye 2016, Hello 2017[…]

Rettland Foundation

When Maggie was first diagnosed with Rett, AJ and I were adamant that we would only donate money to find a treatment or cure for Rett. Then we found out there were clinical trials that had started but were having a hard time getting applicants to commit to the trials. Why would this be? We Read more about Rettland Foundation[…]

Symptoms of Rett Syndrome | Share for Awareness

  Rett is a progressive disorder – it will get worse and worse until there is a cure.  In other words,  we are never out of the woods.  Every girl’s Rett syndrome is different. These were Maggie’s Rett symptoms last year. Maggie has lost her speech. Maggie’s arms & hands have Parkinson’s like tremors. Maggie hasn’t Read more about Symptoms of Rett Syndrome | Share for Awareness[…]