The Rocket Fund

Help battle childhood diseases
Rocket Williams

The Rocket Fund supports the heroic battle against heartbreaking rare and neglected children’s diseases.

Named after John Taylor “Rocket” Williams IV who suffered from a rare condition known as CDG, or Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation, Rocket’s family and friends generously started The Rocket Fund in 2007. Sadly, Rocket passed away in November 2008. His spirit lives on as Sanford Burnham Prebys tirelessly works hard to understand devastating childhood diseases. 

Rocket touched the lives of many, including Sanford Burnham Prebys' Dr. Hudson Freeze, Director and Professor of the Human Genetics program. Your support can help children like Rocket.

We work for families with kids like Rocket because we believe: From research…the power to cure.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (858) 795-5070 or email

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Hudson Freeze, Ph.D.