The Cortical Malformation & Cephalic Disorder (CMCD) Foundation, founded in 2014, is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life of patients and their families who have been affected by the diagnosis of a cortical malformation or a cephalic disorder.
The CMCD Foundation was founded by Giovanni's mom, after she found herself with very little information and support after receiving his diagnoses. Cortical malformations and cephalic disorders are both rare neurological conditions that are often caused by a disturbance that occurs early in the development of the fetal nervous system. Given the rarity of these disorders, families who are faced with one of these diagnoses often have limited information and support, even within the medical community.
Often times, these disorders result in developmental disabilities, epilepsy, and other medical complications, only furthering the challenges that patients and their families face. Not only is the CMCD Foundation committed to raising awareness and increasing patient support, that are also dedicating themselves to being the voice for all who face a disability.