Periodic paralysis is a confusing and mysterious disorder that has a major impact on the lives of people who suffer from it. Not only is there currently no cure for it, but most doctors don’t even know it exists. People with periodic paralysis need help from scientists who are willing to go out on a limb to research, experiment, and advocate for those who have this disorder.
Dr. Steven Cannon is one of the leading researchers of periodic paralysis today. A neurologist, he has been in practice for over twenty years at places such as Johns Hopkins and the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. He is the Chair of Physiology at UCLA’s David Geffen School of Medicine. He has won a long list of awards for his research and has co-authored many publications in medical journals.
As Dr. Cannon works on his periodic paralysis research, he uses mice to test and experiment upon. Mice are an integral part of his research because they help him test his hypotheses, make observations, and discover new findings. However, it costs money to feed and maintain these mice. Without the necessary funds, Dr. Cannon will not be able to have enough mice to do his research.
Right now, you can donate to help fund Dr. Cannon’s research mice! Your one-time or monthly donation is valuable for supporting Dr. Cannon’s crucial research of periodic paralysis:
- $10 from 36 people can sponsor a mouse for one year.
- $30 can sponsor a mouse model for a month.
- $10/m from 36 people can sponsor 12 mice for one year.
- $30/m can sponsor a mouse model for one year.
These may sound like minor expenses, but Dr. Cannon’s research lab maintains about 150 cages = $54,750 per year. Every little bit helps us get one step closer to the answers we all seek. Fill out the form below to donate to this vital research!