Mike’s son, Tony, was diagnosed with SYNGAP1 at 4 years old. SYNGAP1 is a rare genetic disease that causes brain problems and many lifelong challenges, like intellectual disability, seizures, and autism. Even though researchers have not yet found a cure, Mike is grateful he knows the exact cause of Tony’s challenges. Genetic testing helped him find and confirm Tony’s diagnosis. Now, he can stop looking for the cause of Tony’s challenges, and he can access the community of SYNGAP1 families and experts treating SYNGAP1 patients.