- MAGIC Foundation
The MAGIC foundation for children's growth is a non-profit organization which helps families of children diagnosed with a wide variety of different growth impacting medical conditions through; education, networking, physician referrals and numerous other services. It is parent founded (1989) and maintained through a network of volunteers and a full time staff of five people. MAGIC is short for "Major Aspects of Growth In Children".
The foundation has a membership network in excess of 25,000 families. The disorders MAGIC families have are grouped into primary categories. They include:
congenital adrenal hyperplasia, precocious puberty, growth hormone deficiency(both adults and children), panhypopituitarism, McCune-Albright syndrome, Turner syndrome, Russell-Silver syndrome, thyroid disorders (both congenital and acquired), optic nerve hypoplasia, and other rare disorders.
MAGIC offers one educational program each year for the families of affected children and another for affected adults. Physicians who are specialists in these disorders (from throughout the world) volunteer to speak to and assist the children and affected adults.
* [http://www.magicfoundation.org Official site]
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