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Updated: 11/13/2013 08:00:04AM

Fundraiser to benefit Angelman Syndrome Foundation

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Maddie Lane Brewer has Angelman Syndrome. A fundraiser for the Foundation Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) will be held Nov. 17.

PHOTO PROVIDED TO THE LAKE WALES NEWS


Maddie Lane Brewer has Angelman Syndrome. A fundraiser for the Foundation Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) will be held Nov. 17.

By BRENDA EGGERT BRADER

bbrader@heartlandnewspapers.com

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Maddie Lane Brewer is an angel on earth. A happy baby of 18 months, she delights everyone she sees. Maddie was diagnosed in July with Angelman Syndrome (AS).

Angelman Syndrome (AS) is a neuro-genetic disorder that occurs in one in 15,000 live births, says the Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics (FAST) website. AS is often misdiagnosed as cerebral palsy or autism. Characteristics of the disorder include developmental delay, lack of speech, seizures, and walking and balance disorders. Individuals with Angelman Syndrome will require life-long care.

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