In early 2022, four new grants were awarded to advance research in FA cancer preclinical models, Fanconi Anemia Neurological Syndrome (FANS), and mental health.
I know that Violet’s journey will continue, and she will continue to be a rockstar in everything she does. Since diagnosis, the biggest lesson I have learned is to just keep going and have faith.
I am realizing now that parenting Eli is parenting a young man with two diagnoses that can be life-threatening. There is the FA that looms on the horizon and threatens cancer, and there is depression.
Since the 1980s, Dr. Alter has been a major contributor to the FA research field, especially in helping understand the risks and types of cancer in FA.