The primary mission of the Kendall And Taylor Atkinson Foundation (KATA) is to support scientific and medical research to find effective treatments and a cure for Fanconi anemia (FA), and its related side effects. Research is primarily supported through the Fanconi Anemia Research Fund.
FA is a genetic blood disease that causes bone marrow failure and is associated with a high rate of leukemia and various other forms of cancer.
Kendall and Taylor were the youngest of our 4 children. At the ages of 7 and 3, respectively, they were diagnosed with Fanconi anemia (FA). Their diagnosis was an agonizing blow which led to a whirlwind of uncertainty, information gathering, and decision making. Our lives were forever changed.