Connecting the Dots

The Foundation’s slogan, Connecting the dots, is an homage to the Loeys-Dietz syndrome (LDS) community and to the importance of connecting symptoms, people, care, and resources. 

Connecting Symptoms

As a connective tissue condition, Loeys-Dietz syndrome is connecting the dots between a variety of symptoms that may appear throughout the body, range in severity, affect individuals differently, and initially seem to be unconnected.

The syndrome also connects six different genes, TGFBR1, TGFBR2, SMAD3, TGFB2, SMAD2, and TGFB3, in which mutations can cause LDS.

Connecting People

Most importantly, the LDS community is connecting the dots between people of different experiences, backgrounds, and geographies.

The community is an invaluable place for support and information. People with LDS and their families, friends, caregivers, health care professionals, and researchers are able to come together, and are better for it.

Connecting Care

The LDS community is connecting the dots to help people live longer and better-quality lives.

To reach a diagnosis, medical professionals and families are connecting the dots between an individual’s symptoms, their family medical history, and potential diagnoses.

Post-diagnosis, medical teams and families are once again connecting the dots between an individual’s needs and symptoms, their options for treatment and management, and the available resources and solutions. 

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Connecting Resources

As a Foundation, we are connecting the dots in the LDS community and beyond. 

The Foundation actively connects and collaborates with other individuals and organizations in the LDS community and beyond – in related communities of connective tissue disorders, heritable aortic disorders, rare diseases, and chronic illnesses. Together, we are better off.  

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