The mission of the Foundation is to fund, promote, and support medical research dedicated to developing treatments and a cure for ML4.


Your donations directly support ML4 researchers at Harvard, Einstein, Baylor and other top academic institutions dedicated to finding treatments for Mucolipidosis Type IV.


What is ML4?

Mucolipidosis Type IV was first identified as a genetic lysosomal storage disease in 1974. Children with ML4 begin to exhibit developmental delays during the first year of life and many parents often pursue ophthalmologic evaluations for pseudo-strabismus.

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Our Mission

ML4 is a genetic disease causing mental retardation, retinal degeneration, gross and small motor dysfunction, and limited lifespan. The Foundation’s mission is to fund, support, and promote medical research dedicated to developing treatments and a cure for ML4.

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Patient Registry

If you or a family member have been diagnosed with ML4 or have not yet received a diagnosis, you are invited to participate in the CoRDS registry. Connect to the exciting science news and receive notifications of research opportunities for which you are eligible!

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The Latest News

ML4 Conference, 2 weeks away!

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On June 19th, the ML4 Foundation will welcome over 16 families and children, and over 25 scientists from around the world to Atlanta for the 3rd Bi-Annual International MLIV Family and…

In memory of Randy Yudenfriend Glaser

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On behalf of all of the families whose lives Randy Yudenfriend Glaser touched with her kindness, wisdom, and practical advice in the face of devastating news of a diagnosis of...

CoRDS patient registry a success!

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  Terrific enrollment by ML4 families in our CoRDS patient registry! In 2015, the ML4 Foundation launched our disease-specific patient registry with Sanford CoRDS. This registry contains clinical records by…


Add to our Gallery

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  Please be sure to visit our Gallery of Images to see many gorgeous pictures of our children. I am always eager to add to this collection of beautiful pictures. If you…