Angelman syndrome (AS) is a rare neurogenetic disorder that affects approximately one in 15,000 people – about 500,000 individuals worldwide. Symptoms typically include difficulty suckling and eating, gastrointestinal issues, delayed crawling and babbling, balance and motor impairment, and seizures. It’s characterized by severe impairment in behavior, learning, verbal communication, motor skills, and sleep. There currently isn’t a cure or any sort of treatment. The individuals affected typically live a full lifespan. They are well known for their big smiles and overall happy demeanor that can really light up any room!
Meet Jett! Jett is an adorable 11 month old little boy, he was diagnosed with Angelman Syndrome four months ago. With Jett’s parents, GoodGrandma℠ would like to spread the word about Angelman Syndrome and help raise money to fund a cure. Please visit the link below to donate directly to the Foundation for Angel Syndrome Therapeutics.