2017 Campaign  $715,000

2017 Goal $1,000,000


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About AxD

Alexander disease, a Leukodystrophy, is a progressive and fatal neurological disorder in which the destruction of white matter in the brain is accompanied by the formation of abnormal...

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Our Journey

When Elise’s parents, Christopher and Jennifer Bonsky, received word of her diagnosis on that fateful Thursday morning in mid-November 2014, they were left feeling utterly devastated, helpless...

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Meet Sweet Elise

When Elise walks into a room, it’s almost as if a light follows her wherever she goes – people are easily drawn into her world by her easygoing, happy demeanor, constant smile and...

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From research in the area of AxD, to Elise in the NEWS, to exciting fundraising events, this is where you can find out what’s going on in Elise’s Corner, and how to sign up!

    Upcoming Events

    Elise’s Corner 2017 LOVE HOPE CURE Gala Announcement

    Elise’s Corner 2017 LOVE HOPE CURE Gala Sponsorship Package

    Prior Events

    First Annual #LOVEHOPECURE Event

    November 6, 2015

    LHCThumbOn November 6th, Elise’s Corner hosted their first annual #LOVEHOPECURE event. With over 475 guests in attendance, and nearly $400,000 raised, the Team was overwhelmed by the LOVE and support by so many people – most of whom had never even met Sweet Elise. From the amazing corporate sponsors to the big hearted attendees from our hometown community – the Event was literally busting at the seams. #LOVEHOPECURE, simply put, took over the Sheraton Suites for the evening….and from the moment she walked into the Event, Elise stole the hearts of absolutely everyone there!

    #LOVEHOPECURE would not have been possible without the generosity and support of their sponsors, donors, guests, committee members, volunteers……not to mention some special Disney characters from ETC who presented Elise with her Make a Wish trip to DisneyWorld!!!!!

    YOU all have made this Event possible and have infused Elise’s Corner with much needed HOPE. With this HOPE, the family remains confident that a CURE is just around Elise’s corner.

    Check out #LOVEHOPECURE pictures and videos below:

    #LHC Gallery 1 & Gallery 2

    #LoveHopeCure Video

    Corporate Sponsors



Meet Jordyn

“In May of 2015, Jordyn began having tremors. We were sent to St. Louis Children's Hospital for testing. On October 2, 2015, 2 months shy of her 2nd birthday, Jordyn was diagnosed with Alexander disease. We immediately got her into therapy and in just 6 months, she was walking on her own and making great strides in speech. We found out about a study going on at CHOP from our wonderful friends at Elise's Corner. My husband and I flew Jordyn to Philadelphia in February in an attempt to save our daughter's life. Jordyn has excelled because of her therapists and Dr. Waldman and the staff at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. She is defying the odds and continues to improve despite the diagnosis we were given. She's writing her own story and inspiring people as she goes.”


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Interested in helping spread awareness / raising money for Elise’s Corner? We’d love to hear from you! Check out a number of ways to get involved!

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Contact us with any social media ideas you may have….if we like it, we’ll put it to use!

Be an Elise's Corner Advocate

Do you want to spearhead a fundraising initiative to support Alexander Disease research? Click below to contact us!

Sign up to be included in our AxD Registry

If you are an individual or family member affected by the disease, please sign up to be on the OFFICIAL Alexander Disease registry. This information will help doctors and researchers as clinical studies and testing move forward.

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