GOMADJUMPFORROHHAD

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Open Letter from our CEO Elisabeth with an important Research Update

An Open Letter from our CEO and Co-Founder with an Update on ROHHAD Research

Good Evening ROHHAD Avengers!

We are excited to announce that the process of awarding funding for ROHHAD research in 2019/2020 is almost complete.

The charity received four proposals in total from four different teams of researchers across the globe and all of them met our funding criteria. Each proposal for funding is incredibly exciting and offers enormous potential to help the medical industry unlock some of the mysteries around ROHHAD Syndrome.

Idealistically the charity would fully fund all of the proposed research projects but regret that we are unable to fund all of the proposals at this point in time due to financial constraints The charity are fully committed to raising the funds necessary to enable further research in the future.

At this stage, we have £275,000.00 that we are ready to allocate. Consultation was carried out with the families affected by ROHHAD Syndrome in the early stages of our work to determine the research criteria. Our team of peers reviewers have now analysed the applications that were received and made recommendations to our Board. Over the last few months, the Board have been deliberating over each of the applications. We have now reached a final decision, which was based on the best fit for our research criteria.

We will be making a public announcement in the next couple of weeks once all contracts are signed and we are in a position to tell all of our supporters who we will be working with over the next two years.

As always our mission remains steadfast to find a cure and we believe that the project(s) we will be funding and the team(s) we will be working with will help us achieve our mission in time.

Thank you to everyone who has supported our charity and donated funds to allow us to release such a substantial grant. We have so much more to do and our hard work is only just beginning, we hope we can continue to rely on your support as we cannot do it without YOU! Together we will make a difference and find a cure.

Yours Truly

Elisabeth and all at Team ROHHAD Association

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Robert Downey Jr has Gone Mad For ROHHAD !! Aarons Wish is unfolding !

https://www.facebook.com/robertdowneyjr/videos/858723674296099/?t=10

Wooohoo  the real IronMan has done Aaron's Challenge and he is calling on all Marvel FANS, the Avengers and fellow Marvel Universe Heroes to do the muddy puddle challenge too 

Aaron would like to say -

"This has been the best time of my whole life ever and I am so excited to see everyone having fun and helping my special friends by doing my muddy puddle #GOMADJUMPFORROHHAD challenge. THANK YOU everyone who helps us. I love you so so much IronMan, your my best friend and I always knew you would want to help us love Aaron"

This was by far the most magical moment of Aarons Life ! and his thoughts on the challenge "It was Awesome!" Aarons weekend with his Favourite Hero finished in style with his wish being fulfilled as he watched Robert get wet and muddy to help all of the ROHHAD children ! Aarons Heart is so full of HOPE right now for all of his special friends ! The Mission is to defeat the Evil ROHHAD and He cannot wait to see you all Go Mad and Jump For ROHHAD

To all who HELP by donating & taking part in the challenge we say a MASSIVE THANK YOU it is with your help we're gonna find a cure !

Robert and Susan Downey Random Act Funding charity are this year supporting the ROHHAD Association charity. They are running an incredible competition and you can get involved, donate and enter via www.crowdrise.com/RDJ .  If you donate $10 you will be entered into the prize draw to win 2 VIP Tickets to the premiere of   #InfinityWar and hang out at the after party !!

Special Thanks to Robert Downey Jr, Susan Downey and #TeamDowneyfor their Incredible support. The HOPE that all of the families affected by ROHHAD now have would not be happening without YOU!

To everyone who helped Aaron reach his beloved,  IronMan! from the ducklings to family friends and when you wish upon a star (who grant terminal wishes) We thank you so Much ! (you all know who you are)

 

Hello all, with our selfie game on point, Aaron and I are devising ways we can #gomadforrohhad...Donate just $10 bux...

Posted by Robert Downey Jr on Saturday, 24 March 2018

 

https://www.facebook.com/robertdowneyjr/videos/854392214729245/

 

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We had a Jumping Good Time In Edinburgh !!

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The amazing charity When You Wish Upon A Star went the extra mile to help make Aaron Hunters wish to raise awareness of his rare life threatening disease come true.  We had the most amazing time at their Ceilidh in the Park event, during this years Fringe Festival in Edinburgh.

Our Awesome friend and amazing comedian Dominic Holland led the Record breaking crowd in the  BIGGEST EVER Attempt at  #GOMADJUMPFORROHHAD and it was wonderful to see.

Aaron loved every second of it and despite suffering from anxiety related to his ROHHAD, he managed to appear on stage and watch everyone take part in his challenge.  He is so grateful to all who took part.  Here are some photos of this amazing day and a link to the Live video of the challenge

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https://www.facebook.com/Rohhadassociation/

visit the ROHHAD Association Facebook Page to view the live video

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