About the Ogden C.A.R.E.S. Foundation

Our Mission

The mission for Ogden C.A.R.E.S. is to empower affected families by providing resources and supporting research in pursuit of finding a cure. We strive to provide dedicated support to other families with Ogden Syndrome, raise awareness for this unique genetic mutation, and build a reciprocal network throughout the rare disease community.

Our Vision

To improve the lives of those affected by an Ogden Syndrome (NAA10-related syndrome).

Our Origin

Ogden C.A.R.E.S. was founded in the summer of 2019 when four of our families met around a kitchen table, kids playing loudly in the background, and attempted to discuss what they want and need as parents on this extraordinary journey. The result of that conversation was the founding of Ogden C.A.R.E.S., set into motion with the following goals in mind:

1) To provide help with navigating a rare disease that has no road map. This syndrome was only discovered in 2011, and little information is offered to newly diagnosed families. Having available resources that aim to provide guidance to families regarding specialists, therapists, equipment, etc. is immeasurably helpful.

2) To find and create opportunities to raise money in support of research aimed at discovering effective treatments and, ultimately, developing a cure.

3) To raise awareness of this extremely rare syndrome and align with other rare disease organizations to fight for the needs and rights of patients and their families.