Meet Carol Webber. Carol is always on the move as a mom of three. She was diagnosed with LAM in 2018 and was concerned she wouldn’t be able to keep up with her energetic children. In 2018, she needed a hysterectomy and donated her uterus for LAM research.
Carol’s tissue donation proved helpful to scientists asking the question “Where do LAM cells come from?” For the first time, in the form of single cell RNA sequencing, researchers now have a technique that is powerful enough to help us get closer to answering this fundamental question.
Carol connected with The LAM Foundation at the right time, when we could take full advantage of scientific technology, resources, and infrastructure. It took a global network of patients, researchers, and donors to make this possible.