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In a Father’s Footsteps: Fares family commits $250,000 to advance neurological research

Angela Dolder | Texas Children's Hospital | July 1, 2008

Nijad I. Fares learned early on that giving to others is an important aspect of life—it’s a lesson he attributes to his father, Issam.

True to his father’s vision, Fares and his wife, Zeina, have given back in a big way, committing $250,000 to the Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute at Texas Children’s Hospital.

The Fares’ gift will establish the Issam M. Fares Family Lectureship at the Institute, in honor of the patriarch. “My father is my best friend and I am glad to recognize him, while at the same time, give hope to millions of children and families who are afflicted by neurological disease,” said Fares.

Worldwide, one billion people, including 300 million children, suffer from some form of the more than 600 disorders that afflict the nervous system.

The Jan and Dan Duncan Neurological Research Institute will be among the first facilities dedicated to accelerating the study and treatment of pediatric neurodevelopmental disorders including autism, Rett syndrome, Angelman syndrome, epilepsy, cerebral palsy and language disorders.

Read the entire article at the Texas Children’s Hospital website.

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