Students raise funds for cure after death of teacher’s son


Spartanburg students are helping an organization in its efforts to find a cure for rare forms of autism and epilepsy. 

Students at Jesse Boyd Elementary School have raised more than $3,000 in donations for the FamilieSCN2A Foundation. The organization helps children with rare forms of autism and epilepsy caused by a change in the SCN2A gene.

Fifth grade teacher April Bryant lost her son Camden to a rare epilepsy syndrome caused by the genetic mutation. Camden was only 19 months old.

After his death, Bryantโ€™s school, family, and friends came together to raise donations for the foundation.

Students have also helped contribute to the cause.

Those who wish to donate or find more information can visit

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