About Golf For A Cure
Jaxson Flynt was diagnosed with a terminal mitochondrial disease known as Leigh’s syndrome on October 30, 2014. Leigh’s disease is a rare genetic disorder characterized by progressive damage to the central nervous system. It is caused by a defect in the function of mitochondria within the cells of the body.
January of 2016 an opportunity to research Jaxson’s gene mutation became available through the Children’s hospital of Philadelphia. Dr. Marni Falk and her team at CHOP are studying Jaxson’s gene mutation in hopes of finding a cure for mitochondrial disease. Our goal is to slow the progression of this disease while working towards a cure for future generations. If a cure can be found, it could potentially lead to a cure for other life threatening diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s disease.
Please partner with us as we raise money to support Dr. Falk’s ground breaking research.