Manage episode 362464304 series 60790
A week before Deborah Ondrasik’s daughter Gabrielle turned 1, she suffered her first seizure. Within a year, Gabrielle was diagnosed with CACNA1A-related disorder, a rare, neurodegenerative condition. At the time she was the eighth known person to be diagnosed with the disorder. We spoke to Ondrasik, who is a pediatrician, along with CACNA1A Foundation Vice President Sunitha Malepati about the CACNA1A-related disorders, how it progresses, and what the CACNA1A Foundation is doing to advance research to speed the development of treatments and a cure.