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Monica Weldon

Monica Weldon is a mother of five, wife, teacher and the President of Bridge the Gap - SYNGAP Education and Research Foundation. Her passion is to raise awareness and educate the public about SYNGAP. Her hope is that one day an effective treatment or cure for this rare neurological disorder will be found that effects her own son Beckett.
February 08, 2016
About 6 years into my second marriage, my husband and I decided to have a baby.
October 18, 2015
In November of 2012, my son Beckett was diagnosed at Texas Children's Genetics Clinic with a very rare autosomal dominate disorder called SYNGAP-1 (6p21.3).
September 22, 2015
SYNGAP1 is a rare non-syndromic neurological disorder that causes intellectual disability. Approximately two-thirds of individuals with SYNGAP1 mutations suffer from some type of epileptic encephalopathies.
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