Mission. To advocate for and fund research directed towards a cure and treatment options for patients with Sanfilippo Syndrome.
Sanfilippo Syndrome is a terminal and rapidly degenerative genetic disease in children. It is like a 'Childhood Alzheimer's'. As a parent, you just begin to start knowing your child's personality around age 3 or 4, and then it is all taken away right before your eyes. Today, there is no proven cure or treatment. Cure Sanfilippo Foundation is out to change that...and fast. With your help we can give Sanfilippo families HOPE and children a chance at LIFE.
My name is Will "WILLPower" Byers and I'm Captain of the WILLPower team! I am fighting for my life and racing against time to STOP Sanfilippo Syndrome!
Read my story below:
We are Fueled by WILL Power and are running The Woodlands Marathon to raise funding and awareness for Sanfilippo Syndrome research!
Our team is running in honor of Will Byers, a brave 7 year old boy from Spring, TX who loves to run and who was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, Type B in April 2015. Sanfilippo Syndrome is a rare, terminal genetic disorder in which the body lacks a specific enzyme to break down cellular waste, leading to a terminal buildup in cellular tissue and organs leading to premature death. 1 in 70,000 children are afflicted with this terrible disorder.
Will was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome, Type B (MPS III-B) in March 2015. To find out that your beautiful son has a rare, incurable, degenerative disease is unimaginable. In an instant, every dream we had for our child, from playing little league to college graduation, became uncertain. Sanfilippo Syndrome is a progressive disorder that starts to shut down the brain and central nervous system. Enzymes needed for cells to process cellular waste are missing or are poorly functioning. Over time, waste build up leads to severe disability, robbing a child of the ability to walk, talk, and do everyday activities independently, eventually leading to early death. The heart breaking truth is that without funding there is no treatment. Without treatment, most Sanfilippo children do not reach adulthood. But, even now, we find HOPE. Please help us raise awareness and find a cure!
CHANGE WILL'S OUTCOME
We were devastated upon hearing Will’s initial diagnosis, but we continue to find HOPE. We are living in a time of medical miracles and history is in the making. Knowing that the first ever Sanfilippo Type B gene therapy human clinical trials are underway as of December 2017 means that a cure could be on the horizon. But we still need YOUR HELP. These amazing studies and trials are happening in part because other Sanfilippo families have made their voices heard and raised awareness and funding to make treatments no longer a far-off dream, but a potential reality. And now we join their voices, and we ask you to join with us. Become fueled with WILL Power and donate today!
All donations go directly to Cure Sanfilippo Foundation (Tax ID: 46-4322131), a non-profit 501c3 organization and will be used to fund research and upcoming clinical trials for the treatment of Sanfilippo Syndrome. All donations are tax deductible. For more information on the Cure Sanfilippo Foundation, please visit www.CureSFF.org.
|Donor||Donation Amount||Donation Date||Comment|
|The Woodlands Marathon||$4,000.00*||3/14/2018||Congratulations and thank you for participating in The Woodlands Marathon Charity Challenge.|
|Carly Adams||$50.00||3/4/2018||You and your family continue to be an inspiration to me and so many others. Never give up!|
|Gary L DeWitt||$200.00||3/4/2018|
|jim and peggy castner||$100.00||3/2/2018||GO WILL!!!|
|Melissa Christaldi||$100.00||3/2/2018||We pray for your special day in the Race and know your hard work will pay off. Good luck Will!|
|Dennis Barry||$215.00||3/2/2018||I hope you reach your goal little buddy... we’re praying and cheering for you in Mississippi Dennis Barry|
|Eve Kneller||$102.00||3/2/2018||You are an amazing kiddo, Will! I love you buddy!|
|Robert Chase||$25.00||3/2/2018||From Bob and Carol Chase Keep a strong Will!|
|Anna Bock Mullins||$52.50||3/2/2018||Go, Will! Go! #WILLpower #curesanfilippo #curesff #careaboutrare #mybuddywill|
|Dawn Peyton||$50.00||3/2/2018||Go Will!|
|Anonymous Donor||$10.00||3/1/2018||Go Will!|
|Kate Sloan||$160.00||3/1/2018||Way to go Will!|
|Marlon Cipriano||$100.00||2/28/2018||You've got this Will!!!|
|Nina Spencer||$100.00||2/28/2018||Go WillPower!|
|Paula Byers||$29.00||2/27/2018||Every day is a great day to support our little Buddy. Love you Will- Mimi and PopPop|
|Ladonna Dmitsak||$100.00||2/27/2018||You’ve got this, Will!!! Go get’em!!!|
|Cup of Roe||$20.00||2/27/2018|
|Adria Keeney (Global Shop Solutions)||$1,000.00||2/27/2018||Donation from Global Shop Solutions|
|Reba Stevens||$50.00||2/27/2018||Go WILLPOWER!!|
|Christi Soileau||$100.00||2/27/2018||Keep it up Will! We are all fighting for you. Christi, Steve, Austin, and Meagan Soileau #WILLpower|
|Liz Rookstool||$20.00||2/27/2018||go Will!|
|Dana Baumgartl||$20.00||2/27/2018||Keep being awesome little man! ???? #willpower|
|Annie Behr||$20.00||2/27/2018||You are all in our thoughts and prayers constantly.|
|Lucy Williford||$100.00*||2/26/2018||Will Byers : Fueled by WILL Power: The Woodlands Marathon 2018|
|Diane Bihl||$100.00||2/24/2018||Great Run, Will!! You make us proud everyday! Love you, Uncle Chris, Aunt Diane and Jax|
|Hee Young Paek||$215.00||2/24/2018||Congrats on finishing your race Will!! - Rosa Paek and family.|
|Lyndley Maddox||$750.00||2/23/2018||We are so sorry that we are unable to be there this year. Good luck to everyone running for Team Will Power!!!! Love, The Maddox Family|
|Lisa Graves||$50.00||2/23/2018||Go Will! I donate this in memory of my Sweet Adam. 2/2/1988 - 1/10/2004|
|Amy Wittensoldner||$20.00||2/23/2018||I’m an old friend of Diane.|
|Christina Toth||$26.25||2/22/2018||Good luck Will!|
|Paul Byers||$100.00||2/22/2018||Run like the wind Buddy! We love you very much. Mimi and PopPop|
|Howard Lloyd Stutz||$100.00||2/16/2018||You can do it Will!!!|
|Leigh Ann Carman||$100.00||2/5/2018|
|Brenda Franco||$25.00||2/4/2018||Will, your friend Natalia from church wishes you the best luck in your run!|
|* offline donation|