Our Recent Submission to the Food & Drug Administration in Support of SCN8A Treatments

FDA Response:

"The stories that were conveyed, including your own, Dr. Hammer’s, and the other families who shared their comments, are deeply moving, and I am tremendously grateful for your sharing them.  In addition, the work your organization has done to advocate in a scientifically-driven way for advancements in the treatment of SCN8A-related epilepsy is extremely commendable."

-- Nick Kozauer, Director at the Food and Drug Administration


The Faces of SCN8A

See how our early investigator grantees, in conjunction with the American Epilepsy Society, have helped advance the understanding of SCN8A and other rare epilepsies.

Partnerships for Progress

Wishes for Elliott has always understood the value of and sought out collaboration. We have an extensive list of groups we work closely with to make a difference in the lives of those with SCN8A and other rare epilepsies. A few of these key partnerships include our work with the American Epilepsy Society, National Institutes of Health, the Epilepsy Leadership Council, the Rare Epilepsy Network, a wide range of other rare epilepsy groups, University researchers, clinicians and beyond. 
Read more here


Wishes for Elliott is a family-based, non-profit organization dedicated to supporting research to improve the lives and prognosis of children struggling with SCN8A mutations and similar rare epilepsies.


Gabi, President and Co-Founder of Wishes for Elliott, was elected Co-Chair of the Epilepsy Leadership Council for a two year term, in 2020!

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