A St. Louis family organized a walk, in honor of their son, Landon who was diagnosed with Gould Syndrome.
Over 150 people gathered in St. Louis, in the pouring rain on October 30, 2022, to celebrate Landon’s first birthday and to raise awareness for Gould Syndrome.
About one third of infants born with Gould Syndrome have cataracts at birth or developmental defects that can lead to early-onset glaucoma. The syndrome is named for UCSF geneticist Douglas Gould, PhD, in recognition of his discovery of and his lab’s work on this rare, multisystem disorder. It is caused by mutations in collagen genes COL4A1 and COL4A2.
Proceeds raised from the walk went to support Dr. Douglas Gould’s vision research that makes a lasting difference in treatment of this rare disease.
As of the date of this posting 95 gifts, totaling $12,055 have been made in honor of Landon to support Gould Syndrome research.
To support this fundraising effort in honor of Landon, please visit the All May See Foundation Donate Page, under “Tribute Gift” type “Lap for Landon.“