Time & Location
Nov 05, 2018, 8:00 AM
The Rockefeller University, New York, NY, USA
About the Event
T.E.A.M. 4 Travis didn't even officially exist when we visited Dr. Jean-Laurent Casanova at the St. Giles Laboratory of Human Genetics of Infectious Diseases at The Rockefeller University in Manhattan for DNA testing. Dr. Casanova and Dr. Selleri were colleagues at Cornell Weill School of Medicine in 2012 when they discovered the mutation in the Nkx-2.5 gene that causes Isolated Congenital Asplenia. From this visit with Dr. Casanova, our vision of doing something to help stop children from dying from ICA came into focus. The day was filled with information, hope and encouragement that we could start this foundation. New to the journey of being a Rare Disease Patient Advocate, our only regret of the day was we didn't think to ask Dr. Casanova to pose for a picture with us.