Joubert Syndrome

Help for Two Kids with Joubert Syndrome

The Doctors meet a young couple whose two young sons both suffer from a rare brain abnormality known as Joubert Syndrome. See the special surprises The Doctors, Free Rein Therapeutic Riding, Hanger Clinic, and Aetna have in store for them.

Defy Your Diagnosis!

Sickle cell disease is more common than you may think. Is someone you love at risk? Then, Jeff is a high school teacher whose son was born with Joubert syndrome. See how raising a child with special needs is helping him teach the biggest lesson of all.

A Teacher's Lesson

Jeff is a beloved high school teacher whose son was born with the rare genetic disorder. See how raising a child with special needs is helping him teach his students the biggest lesson of all.

What is Joubert Syndrome?

Pediatrician Dr. Jim Sears explains that Joubert syndrome is very rare genetic brain malformation that affects the part of the cerebellum, which controls balance and coordination, and the brain stem, which controls vital body functions, such as breathing.

Defy Your Diagnosis!

Sickle cell disease is more common than you may think. Is someone you love at risk? Then, Jeff is a high school teacher whose son was born with Joubert syndrome. See how raising a child with special needs is helping him teach the biggest lesson of all.

A Teacher's Greatest Lesson

Every year Jeff Wright teaches one lesson that is likely to stay with his students for the rest of their lives. It's a lesson Jeff learned from his 12-year-old son, Adam, who has a rare genetic brain disorder called Joubert’s syndrome.

Support Network

Jeff’s wife, Nancy, and his 15-year-old daughter, Abbie, join The Doctors via video to share how the family stays strong day by day.