Help Angelman’s Syndrome, eat at Beef’s Thursday

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Those planning to enjoy a night eating out on Thursday can help benefit an Andalusia boy and others diagnosed with Angelman’s Syndrome.

Brady Fore, who is now 11, was diagnosed with the neurological disorder characterized by developmental delays and multiple neurological issues such as problems with balance and motor coordination and epilepsy.

“The Foundation for Angelman Syndrome Therapeutics is an all-volunteer organization of families and professionals dedicated to finding a cure for Angelman Syndrome,” said Stephanie Fore, Brady’s mom. “In the last two years, FAST has funded a human clinical trial of a potential treatment and cured Angelman Syndrome in a mouse-model. A cure for this disorder, could also lead to cures for other neurogenetic disorders as well.”

And the Fores know very well the benefits of FAST.

In 2012, Brady was selected as one of 24 participants chosen from a worldwide pool of 200 applicants to take part in minocycline trials for AS.

Fore said previously that not only did Brady get chosen to be one of the 24, but he will also be going first in the trials.

Minocycline, an FDA-approved antibiotic, is traditionally used to treat bacterial infections in several organ systems. The trial was funded by FAST.

“I can say that the results are promising,” Fore said. “FAST was the first to develop these trials.”

Participants ranged in age from 4 to 12.

Thursday night from 4 p.m. until closing, those who eat at Beef O’Brady’s will help with finding a cure.

“Please come out and support our son, Brady, and all others who have Angelman Syndrome,” Fore said. “Ten percent of all sales between 4 p.m. and closing will be donated to FAST for research.”

Those who cannot make it to Beef’s that night, may donate at