The Jackson Gabriel Silver Foundation was founded with the mission to find treatments and cures for Epidermolysis Bullosa (“EB”), a group of incurable and devastating blistering disorders that affect children from birth.
The Silver family started JGSF in 2010 to find a cure for their son, Jackson, and all other children who suffer from this terrible disease.
By funding scientific research, JGSF can help children with EB who lack the critical proteins that act like velcro, binding their layers of skin together. When these children move, their skin slides apart, blisters and shears off, leading to severe pain, disfigurement and, in too many cases, a premature death.
But there is hope. Tremendously encouraging and viable research to treat and cure this disease is ongoing. Given that EB affects fewer than 25,000 people in the United States, advancing this research significantly relies on the generosity of individuals and corporations.
Twenty years ago, a child born with EB had little hope. Within the foreseeable future, and even sooner with your support, EB could be a treatable and curable illness. Science is getting us closer and closer to that day. With your help, children with EB can grow up to live full and pain-free lives.
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Find a Cure. End EB.