Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID): An overview for APHL

July 2015


Ms. Barbara Ballard, a parent advocate for Severe Combined Immunodeficiency (SCID) and member of the Immune Deficiency Foundation Board of Trustees, SCID Angels for Life Executive Board, and SCID Family Network (, shared her personal experience, beginning with the birth of her son and continuing until present day. During her presentation, Ms. Ballard discussed the importance of early detection, complications and costs arising from late diagnosis, and resources available to families.