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State of HSP Research: The Promise and the Reality

by Allen Bernard

Researchers working on hereditary spastic paraplegia, better known as HSP, know more today than ever before. They are uncovering new targets for drug discovery all the time. They are discovering the common pathways that cause and connect the many forms of HSP we all deal with everyday. They are finding connections between HSP, PLS and other, better known, motor neuron diseases like ALS, Parkinsons, MS, CMT type II and others all the time. This is good news for everyone.
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News And Events

Don’t Overlook the Benefits of Giving Appreciated Stock

With the stock market at historic highs, don’t overlook the benefits of giving stock to The Spastic Paraplegia Foundation.

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Speak Out In September!

Congress has returned to D.C., which means it’s time for a final push to get your Senators to take action on the America Gives More Act (H.R. 4719). Your Senators and Representatives will be in D.C. for merely three weeks in September.

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Great News!

GREAT NEWS! We just received a generous donation of $10,000 from a company called Invitae. Invitae is in the same business as another large donor to SPF, Athena Corp.

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4th Annual Pennsylvania SPF Fundraiser

On a hot,hot September 6th, 35-40 people gathered for the 4th Annual Pennsylvania SPF fundraiser in Philadelphia.

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How HSP related to PLS and ALS – This 2001 paper from SPF medical director Dr. John Fink explains how. This document can also be used as supporting documentation for SS disability claims.”

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Download: HSP-in-relation-to-ALS.pdf

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