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Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation
20 Park Road, Suite E
Burlingame, CA 94010
The Jack McGovern Coats Disease Foundation (JMCDF) is a voluntary organization whose mission is to raise awareness about Coats’ disease and to raise funds to finance a cure for this debilitating disease. JMCDF was started by Jack McGovern’s parents with a promise to their son that they would not rest until there was a way to restore his vision. To this end, JMCDF raises money to support ongoing research to help Jack and others like him who wage a lifelong battle against Coats’ disease and blindness. Coats disease is a rare disorder that causes full or partial blindness. It is characterized by abnormal development of the blood vessels of the nerve-rich membrane lining the eyes (retina). These blood vessels leak and cause a buildup of lipids which can lead to blindness.
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