Thank you for visiting my Children's Champion page. Did you know the purpose of the Nationwide Children's Hospital Columbus Marathon & ½ Marathon is to raise funds to support life-saving research and care? Nationwide Children’s Hospital is committed to treating all children regardless of their family’s ability to pay, which cannot be achieved without community support and generosity. I am participating in the race for this mission and I am determined to help children from all 50 states and more than 60 countries treated at Nationwide Children's Hospital. Won’t you join me in helping kids everywhere?
Groundbreaking gene therapy research is continuing to be be done right here in Columbus, Ohio! Our SMA researchers at Nationwide Children's Hospital continue to work on further improvements on SMA gene therapy which could help to either reduce the amount of viral vector needed for treatment or to make the treatment even more efficient. They are also working on ways to allow treatment to be given to patients with pre-existing antibodies. Continue to BELIEVE and thank you for your support!
The Kathrin Meyer SMA Research Lab is working hard to make this happen. Nationwide Children's Abigail Wexner Gene Therapy Research Institute is now ranked number 1 in gene therapy research for not only Spinal Muscular Atrophy but also many othe MDA diseases like Duchene, Limb Gridle along with Rhett Syndrome, Batten Disease and many more neurodegenerative disease.
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