The Isabel Jurado Foundation

The Isabel Jurado Foundation

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Mission Statement

The Isabel Jurado Foundation is dedicated to the elimination of Sanfilippo Syndrome, a genetic disorder also known as MPSIII, and to significantly improve the prognosis and quality of life for those children affected by the disease.

The Isabel Jurado Foundation, Inc. was incorporated in October 2005, and received 501(c)(3) status in November 2006. It was founded in honor and memory of those children, past and present, who have suffered the deadly impact of a genetic disorder called Sanfilippo Syndrome. It is the sincere hope of The Isabel Jurado Foundation that through research and medical treatment this terrible disease can cured in the not too distant future.

Isabel Jurado, a young child from Rock Hill, SC, was diagnosed with Sanfilippo Syndrome in May 2005. Through the early days and weeks of dealing with the realization of this horrible news, the Jurado Family saw clearly the financial support that is needed in two primary areas:

Financial Support for Research
The Isabel Jurado Foundation is dedicated to funding research for effective treatments for Sanfillippo Syndrome so that in the future children will be living full and healthy lives with this disease rather than dying from it.

Financial Support for Families
Many families are not only dealing with the emotional stress from this disease but also the financial burden of caring for one or more terminally ill children. Read more about those struggles and how IJF is trying to help them on our Family Support page.

News & Events

The Isabel Jurado Foundation presents:

Golf Around the World for MPS

Thursday, May 15
Rock Hill Country Club

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Eliza O'Neill's Story

Leslie talks about a SC Midlands family whose daughter, Eliza, has been diagnosed with Sanfillippo Syndrome


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