A resource library at your fingertips!
This library was established to inform patients, caregivers, and others, on the research conducted on Krabbe disease. Scientific research enhances diagnostic tools and advances treatments yet, published articles often result in access and medical dialect barriers. The library, currently in the initial stages, will alleviate this obstacle by providing access to published articles, graciously renovated into patient-friendly context by KrabbeConnect, to ensure those living with Krabbe disease are connected to the research.
Kofler J, Beltran-Quintero ML, Rugari A, et al. Improved Brain Pathology and Progressive Peripheral Neuropathy in a 15-Year-Old Survivor of Infantile Krabbe Disease Treated With Umbilical Cord Transplantation. Front Mol… CONTINUE
Page KM, Ream MA, Rangarajan HG, et al. Benefits of Newborn Screening and Hematopoietic Cell Transplant in Infantile Krabbe Disease [published online ahead of print, 2022 Jan 18]. Blood Adv…. CONTINUE
kIsabel C. Yoon, Nicholas A. Bascou, Michele D. Poe, Paul Szabolcs, Maria L. Long-term neurodevelopmental outcomes of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation for late-infantile Krabbe disease.Blood 2021; 137 (13): 1719–1730 Click… CONTINUE
Guenzel AJ, Turgeon CT, Nickander KK, White AL, Peck DS, Pino GB, Studinski AL, Prasad VK, Kurtzberg J, Escolar ML, Lasio MLD, Pellegrino JE, Sakonju A, Hickey RE, Shallow NM,… CONTINUE
Pannuzzo, G, Graziano, ACE, Avola, R, Drago, F, Cardile, V. Screening for Krabbe disease: The first 2 years’ experience. Acta Neurol Scand . 2019; 00: 1– 7. Click here to… CONTINUE
Nicholas Bascou, Anthony DeRenzo, Michele D. Poe and Maria L. Escolar Bascou et al. Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases (2018) 13:126 Click here to view publication Background Natural history studies… CONTINUE
Maria L. Beltran-Quintero, Nicholas A. Bascou, Michele D. Poe, David A. Wenger, Carlos A. Saavedra-Matiz, Matthew J. Nichols and Maria L. Escolar Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases 2019 14:46 Click here to view publication Background Krabbe disease is a rare neurological disorder caused by… CONTINUE
Matthew D. Wright, Michele D. Poe, Anthony DeRenzo, Shilpa Haldal, Maria L. Escolar. Developmental outcomes of cord blood transplantation for Krabbe disease; a 15-year study Neurology Aug 2017, 10.1212/WNL.0000000000004418; DOI:10.1212/WNL.0000000000004418…. CONTINUE
How did this happen? How did my child inherit Krabbe disease?
You’re not alone in asking this question. This is one of the most common questions asked when one learns that their child or loved one has been diagnosed with Krabbe disease. To learn more about how an individual inherits Krabbe disease, follow the link to a short video about autosomal recessive inheritance.
A 3-minute video with Krabbe disease expert, Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, and 4 amazing transplanted Krabbe disease patients. We’re so thankful for transplant to help patients with this rare neurological disease live a better life. Yet, it’s important we share this video as transplanted patients need additional therapies to ensure they can continue living their best life.
Dragon and Lana, parents of Nikola, sit down with KrabbeConnect, to share their Krabbe disease journey. Krabbe disease is a rare neurological disease that results from the loss of the protective covering (myelin sheath) surrounding nerve cells. Dragon and Lana, residents of Virginia, share their story with the hopes of further educating the medical community and others about the need for nationwide newborn screening to allow Krabbe disease patients to live their best life. KrabbeConnect extends their deepest gratitude to the Grujicic and Studio Center for this educational video.
Please join us live on October 10th, 2020 for our, “A Million Dreams,” gala as KrabbeConnect highlights patient stories, embraces the generosity of our corporate sponsors, pays tribute to those patients diagnosed with Krabbe disease, and fundraises to the max to reach a day in which each patient can live a life free of Krabbe disease. As we gather safely from our homes, we want our community to know we are working harder than ever to unify work to #curekrabbe disease. KrabbeConnect cannot make this happen alone. We need the Krabbe disease experts, clinicians, researchers, family warriors, friends of the foundation, and our very important corporate sponsors to help change the lives of those born with this devastating disease. We guarantee you will leave this event feeling inspired, altruistic, and eager to follow our journey to success–A CURE!!
“Together” is a song written by board member, Dawn Laney, and performed by Marc Gunn. It originally aired on October 10, 2020 during the “A Million Dreams Gala.”
Patient Journey and Resources Maps
The Krabbe disease Patient Journey Map works by simplifying the two pathways of Krabbe disease: the symptomatic and the pre-symptomatic journey. The symptomatic pathway relates to patients who receive a diagnosis with the presentation of clinical symptoms such as, severe acid reflux, stiff muscles, seizures, loss of milestones, lower limb weakness, and more. The pre-symptomatic pathway relates to patients identified through newborn screening or those with a prior family history of Krabbe disease. Both pathways provide a systematic breakdown of steps and options for treatment, monitoring, and supportive care. The Patient Care Support Resources Map works to provide patients, caregivers, and the medical community a snapshot of what is available to assist them throughout their Krabbe disease journey. These resources are meant to give our newly diagnosed families and those working in the medical community the ability to comprehend their treatment options and quickly navigate support resources in a small amount of time.