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identical twins | The Addi and Cassi Fund - Niemann Pick Type C - Part 2

Sunday, September 26, 2021

American Heart Association Features Addi and Cassi’s Fatal Genetic Cholesterol Disorder

February 1, 2010 by  
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Thank you to the American Heart Association for featuring Addi and Cassi Hempel’s story and increasing awareness of Niemann Pick Type C, an ultra rare and fatal cellular cholesterol disease that is trying to steal our twins away from us. We hope that by reading our story, more people will understand the significance of the Niemann Pick Type C […]

Stem Cells For Dummies: The Controvery, Pros and Cons, Facts, Future Research

January 27, 2010 by  
Filed under Featured Stories, Stem Cells

Ok, I admit it. I am a Dummie!  Especially when it comes to Science!  I do hold a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Berkeley but it’s not exactly the type of “Science” degree you need when your children are dying from a rare cholesterol disease that causes dementia. All of a sudden topics […]

Nothing Bundt Cakes for Nothing Bundt Beautiful Birthday Girls

January 26, 2010 by  
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Addi and Cassi turned six years old on Saturday. Over two years ago when the twins were diagnosed with Niemann Pick Type C disease, I was not sure they would still be with us today. Our little angels are amazing fighters and doing very well on their cyclodextrin infusions. Here is the ice cream cone […]

Family of Twins with Rare and Fatal Cholesterol Disease To Seek FDA Approval To Deliver Cyclodextrin Into the Brain

January 15, 2010 by  
Filed under Cyclodextrin, Cyclodextrin News

The tagline of the new movie, Extraordinary Measures, about John Crowley’s fight to save his children from the rare and fatal Pompe disease is….Don’t Hope For a Miracle – Make One! We are now working on making our own miracle  – a new compassionate use investigational new drug (IND) protocol and application that we plan […]

Does XMRV Use Cholesterol to Survive in the Body Like HIV-AIDS? What XMRV Infected Twins May Teach us about the Virus.

November 21, 2009 by  
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You know the old saying, “trust your instincts?”  When you get a “gut feeling” about something, pay attention to it.  Ever since Addi and Cassi first became ill with a flu like virus in 2005, my motherly instincts kicked into overdrive. After months of being sick, I was told by Stanford doctors that Addi and […]

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