Isolated Congenital Asplenia (ICA) is a birth defect in which one of the following occurs:
ICA causes life threatening infections because without the spleen there is not an adequate defense against encapsulated bacteria.
Although rare, ICA is severely underdiagnosed as it is usually only discovered at autopsy after a child has died suddenly from sepsis.
Currently the only organization in the world focused on Isolated Congenital Asplenia, T.E.A.M. 4 Travis will draw attention to this rare and deadly disease.
T.E.A.M. 4 Travis fundraising efforts are directed to further research of the genetic mutation that causes ICA, development of tests to diagnose the disease and creation of effective treatment plans.
T.E.A.M. 4 Travis embraces relationships with the world's leading researchers who are passionately dedicated to preventing childhood death from ICA.
T.E.A.M. 4 Travis aims to bring increased knowledge of ICA to medical and nursing school curriculum.
T.E.A.M. 4 Travis aims to provide information about ICA research to affected families. Once a test is developed, T.E.A.M. 4 Travis would provide patient education for children and their families living with ICA.
To ensure Travis' exuberant love of life will carry on forever, by ending asplenia mortality.
Your generous donations will allow us to help increase awareness and fund ongoing medical research to develop ways to diagnose, treat and ultimately prevent Asplenia from taking one more child's life.
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