To help patients like Jim, please support HudsonAlpha’s Hero Fund.
When the Smith Family Clinic for Genomic Medicine opened in 2015 on the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology campus, it was one of the first clinics in the world to use genomic sequencing technology to find answers for rare undiagnosed and misdiagnosed diseases. Since then, the clinic has cared for over 1000 patients.
To support the work of the Smith Family Clinic, the HudsonAlpha Foundation established a patient assistance fund, named the HERO FUND, thanks to an anonymous donation. In many cases, genomic sequencing services are not covered by insurance. The Hero Fund helps patients at the Smith Family Clinic who need, but cannot afford, access to genomic medicine.
One patient, in particular, is Jim Wall. Jim spent 20 years without a correct diagnosis until he visited the clinic and qualified for the Hero Fund. Check out his story here.
Pediatric Genomics is part of the Scientific Advancement fund within the HudsonAlpha Foundation. The HudsonAlpha Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, is the supporting entity for the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology. Tax-deductible contributions to the foundation are for the sole purpose of advancing the mission of the HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology.
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