The MdDS Foundation is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit foundation. The MdDS Foundation promotes international awareness of Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS) while advocating for those living with MdDS and seeking treatments and a cure for people suffering from this rare neurological disorder.

Mission Statement

The mission of the MdDS Foundation is to promote education and research on the neurological disorder, Mal de Débarquement Syndrome (MdDS).


  • To provide support and education for patients and families of those with this rare disorder
  • To facilitate clinical studies designed to improve the diagnosis and treatment of MdDS
  • To promote basic and clinical research to better understand the cause(s) of this unique syndrome
  • To collect, collate, and distribute demographic and other information from those with MdDS via online surveys (at present, our findings represent the world’s largest available database of results about this patient population)
  • To update professionals who provide medical care and treatment to MdDS patients

Tax-deductible contributions are used only to accomplish these goals. The overhead cost to accomplish our efforts was less than 4% last year and is budgeted to remain at this level this year. The generosity of donors is absolutely vital as we steadfastly work toward these goals.