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Progeria, also known as Hutchinson-Gilford progeria syndrome (HGPS), is a rare genetic condition that causes a child’s body to age fast. Most kids with progeria do not live past the age of 13. The disease affects both sexes and all races equally. It affects about 1 in every 4 million births worldwide.A single mistake in a certain gene causes it to make an abnormal protein. When cells use this protein, called progerin, they break down more easily. Progerin builds up in many cells of kids with progeria, causing them to grow old quickly.Progeria is not inherited, or passed down in families.
Raising for Effective Giving seeks to promote a new way of thinking about charity. Our approach can be summed up in two main features: unusual cost-effectiveness and unusual commitment.
Neither of the two is in itself new or revolutionary, but combined and applied in the domain of charity, these two principles distinguish REG from more traditional charity projects. Read more
ON JANUARY 12TH, 2010, A 7.0 MAGNITUDE EARTHQUAKE SHOOK PORT-AU-PRINCE, HAITI. HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS WERE KILLED, NEARLY ONE MILLION HAITIANS WERE RENDERED HOMELESS IN A MATTER OF MOMENTS.
Essential services, medical care, government agencies, clean water, were all disrupted. Images of the aftermath, of the tent cities, of the overflowing medical clinics, of the food lines, were broadcast across the world.
Two Marines, Jake Wood and William McNulty, knew they could help. Together with six other veterans and first responders, they gathered funds and medical supplies from friends and family and flew into the Dominican Republic. They rented a truck, loaded their gear, and headed west to Haiti.