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Shabbat Dinner at the Metropolitan Republican Club!

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Back the Blue Shabbat Dinner at the Metropolitan Republican Club featuring Austin’s Purpose

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Friday, March 6th, join us at the Metropolitan Republican Club for a memorable Pre-Purim Back the Blue Shabbat Dinner featuring Austin’s Purpose.

Disconnect from your hectic week and join fellow Republicans in support of our NYC Law Enforcement community. So come, mix, mingle, hear from amazing speakers, and join us as we raise a toast L'Chaim!

SURPRISE SPEAKERS!!!

All proceeds will benefit Austin's Purpose, a New York based charity founded by NYPD Retired Det. Paul Wasielewski and his beloved wife Adwilda:

"On May 6, 2003 we were blessed with our son, Austin. At first, Austin appeared to be a healthy, strong boy. It was about three months into his life that we started seeing jerking motions and noticed Austin wasn't meeting developmental goals. At the age of three months, Austin had his first seizure. It was Thanksgiving Day 2003, Austin's first myoclonic seizure.

​At age 8, Austin was diagnosed with a rare NMDA receptor Grin2A. This receptor is effecting Austin's ability to be mobile. During those eight years, Austin was seen by the best of the best doctors in NYC. He was a mystery. It was 2008 when Austin was accepted into the Undiagnosed Disease Program at the National Institute of Health in Maryland. In 2011 Program head Dr William Gahl and his remarkable team of doctors found a new mutation in a gene called GRIN2A. This encodes a receptor in his brain called the "NMDA" receptor which mediates communication between neurons in the brain.The mutation caused this receptor to become overactive likely contributing to the constant movement and seizure activity.

​The GRIN2A mutation had devastating consequences for Austin and through his participation in the NIH research a connection has been made between GRIN2A and childhood seizures, and it may be possible to help many other children through further research. Thus this research collaboration between investigators from different disciplines has the potential to touch and change many young lives.

​Austin is 16 years old now and there is still hope!"

Austin's Purpose supports epilepsy research, with the specific aim of better understanding the function and form of the NMDA receptor in the brain. When encoded by a mutation in the GRIN2A gene, this receptor becomes overactive and can lead to seizures and other symptoms.

Space is LIMITED. You MUST have a ticket to guarantee your place at this event.

Catered by Table One Glatt Kosher

1355 Union St Brooklyn, New York 11213

Mevushal Red/White/Rose Wine will be served

Registration ends on February 29th, 2020

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