Friday, November 11, 2011

Daniel J. Flinton (2006 - 2011)

Daniel Jonathon Flinton (NPC)
12/7/2006 - 11/11/2011

We've received the heartbreaking news that Daniel Jonathon Flinton has passed away due to Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC).

Daniel was the beloved son of Jill and Faron Jon Flinton of Charlton, New York. Born on Pearl Harbor Day, Daniel died on Veterans Day. He was almost five years old.

Service information will be posted to the NNPDF Web site's NewsLine page when it becomes available.

Our deepest sympathy goes out to Daniel's family at this very difficult time.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Niemann-Pick Research Updates - Cyclodextrin Trial and Postdoc Fellowships

We have received an update on the planning for a clinical trial with cyclodextrin for patients with Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC).

Please visit the NNPDF's Cyclodextrin Trial page for a link to the complete update.

A photo of members of the NPC team at NIH is above.

In other research news, progress reports have been received from the postdoctoral fellows sponsored by the NNPDF. Visit the NNPDF's Fellowships page for links to the updates.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Three More Lives Lost to Niemann-Pick Disease

We are deeply saddened to pass along news of three more recent deaths due to Niemann-Pick Disease.

Stephanie Francis Lawrence (above, left), age 24, of London, Ontario, Canada, passed away on October 9, due to the effects of Niemann-Pick Disease Type C (NPC). Mia Walts (above, center), passed away October 29, due to Niemann-Pick Disease Type A (NPA). And Gavin Lopez (above, right), age 7, of Little Elm, Texas, passed away October 30, due to NPC.

Our heartfelt condolences go out to the families and friends of these young people at this very difficult time.

For more information visit the National Niemann-Pick Disease Web site's NewsLine page.