Joe wants to take a moment to educate Portlanders on rare neurodevelopmental disorder that can result from a mutation of the USP7 gene. Those affected by this condition are often developmentally delayed, have white matter abnormalities, speech impairment and are diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder. The USP7 Foundation is a nonprofit based right here in Portland whose mission is to cure USP7-related diseases. They do this by funding research and identifying more patients, with the vision of providing a future of possibilities for those who are diagnosed with a mutation of USP7. Joe applauds the folks at this organization for the noble work they do and urges you to learn more about them and their work here.