6/15/19 – I have found a Doctor who is working with me and my family.  Here is some information about Dr. Michael J. Palladino, PhD at the University of Pittsburgh.  You can support The Borofka Family Fund at the University of Pittsburgh.

Learn more about the disease.

The Borofka Family Fund, established by Tara and Jason Borofka and many other generous donors is a current use fund to support TPI Deficiency Research being conducted in Michael Palladino, PhD lab at the university. Dr. Palladino’s goal is to find new treatments as well as a cure for children who have TPI Deficiency. 

How You Can Make a Gift to The Borofka Family Fund

By Mailing a Check:

Make your check payable to the “University of Pittsburgh” and write “Borofka Family Fund” in the memo line.

Please send your check to:

Attn: Stacie McAllister

Medical & Health Sciences Foundation of University of Pittsburgh & UPMC

Forbes Tower, Suite 8084

3600 Forbes Avenue at Meyran Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

Online:

You can make a gift by credit card online by visiting the university’s giving page at www.giveto.pitt.edu

  1. Select CHOOSE AREA(S) TO SUPPORT
  2. then OTHER
  3. and type BOROFKA FAMILY FUND.
  4. Follow the remaining prompts. 

If you have any questions, you may call Stacie McAllister, Director of Development at 412-864-1955

By Phone:

Credit cards gift can also be made by calling Stacie McAllister, Director of Development at 412-864-1955.  Please call for more information.

All gifts are tax-deductible and a gift receipt will be provided to you for your tax purposes. 100% of your gift will directly to Dr. Palladino’s TPI Research. University of Pittsburgh’s EIN # 25-0965591

Please contact Stacie McAllister, Director of Development, with any questions about supporting the Borofka Family Fund. Stacie can be reached by email mstacie@pmhsf.org or by phone 412-864-1955.

4/25/19 – At this time, there is no cure but my doctors are coming up with new ideas and experimental treatments. For example, I am currently taking a mitochondrial cocktail of supplements that are geared at one possible component of the disorder, which is oxidative stress.

  • My doctors have also suggested I start the Ketogenic Diet
  • There is a chance a Bone Marrow or Stem Cell Transplant could help however, this is an extremely invasive procedure and we are not sure yet if the benefits outweigh the risk.
  • The other possible treatment that doctors think may help prolong my life is Enzyme Therapy