Morgellons Disease Untangled: Donate to Celebrate
The Charles E. Holman Foundation and Dr. Eva Sapi at the University of New Haven teamed up for Phase 2 of their partnership to raise awareness of Morgellons disease and bring it to the forefront of the medical community’s attention. They raised over $10,000 for additional research to promote recognition of the condition as a legitimate medical diagnosis, and to present the most recent findings at the 7th Annual Medical-Scientific Conference on Morgellons Disease in March 2014. 100% of the tax-deductible contribution received from this campaign has gone towards furthering Dr. Sapi’s inquiries into the origins of this mysterious and distressing illness. Her work at University of New Haven has already uncovered many promising leads, and the full amount of your donation will continue her efforts.
Our specific goals and methodology are as follows:
- Further continue analysis of the previously-collected DNA, as well as the identified pathogens in skin samples of Morgellons patients;
- Advanced laboratory methods will be used, including (but not limited to) DNA/PCR sequencing to determine the genes of each pathogen. Gene matching will provide the exact identification of each pathogen;
- Testing will be performed at several different qualified independent laboratories, a strategy allowing for greater comparison between results;
- Skin specimens will be collected from a larger sample of different Morgellons patients;
- Further explore and investigate each pathogen regarding its presence in Morgellons patients, behavior, relationship to the other pathogen and other such characteristics;
- The data from this research will be presented in March 2014, at the Charles E. Holman Annual Conference, and will be submitted for consideration to peer-reviewed medical and scientific journals.
Your donation is greatly appreciated. The full proceeds from this campaign will go directly into funding Dr. Sapi’s research. All donors will be named in the promotional booklets for the 7th Annual Charles E. Holman Medical-Scientific Conference on Morgellons Disease. We anticipate rewards for the $125 and higher donation levels to begin shipping in February 2014.
What is Morgellons?
Morgellons is a skin condition characterized by painful skin lesions and colorful subcutaneous fibers visible at 60x via lighted microscopy. Currently, the origin of this condition remains unknown, and no cure exists. Patients often face stigmatization and marginalization by the medical community, which has yet to fully accept it as a diagnosable condition.
That’s why we’re here. We want to dispel the myths surrounding Morgellons through research and promoting awareness. We want to make sure that every patient receives the treatment she or he deserves and hope to answer some of the most pressing questions about the disease. And we can’t accomplish this without your support.
For more information about Dr. Sapi’s Morgellons research, please visit: http://www.newhaven.edu/4486/academic-programs/graduate-programs/cellular-molecular-biology/GSS-spring-2013/morgellons-disease.pdf
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