28 February is Rare Disease Day

Raising awareness and generating change for the 300 million people worldwide living with a rare disease, their families and carers.

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Siempre había estado ahí

Lo que no había cambiado en ella era su esperanza; aquella que hoy hacía su aparición y la que se esfumaba en cuanto decían su… Continue reading Siempre había estado ahí

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Sia Strong

In 2019 our daughter was diagnosed with epilepsy. We noticed a decline in abilities and trouble with walking so we had further testing done. An… Continue reading Sia Strong

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Shiloh was born on June 18,2019. He has been diagnosed with around 40 conditions since then and is currently participating in the Undiagnosed Diseases Network… Continue reading Shiloh

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Every year, thousands of events are
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CONNECTING THE WORLDWIDE RARE DISEASE COMMUNITY WITH 100 DAYS TO RARE DISEASE DAY 20 November 2021, Paris Today marks the launch of the global awareness… Continue reading Press Release: 100 Days to Rare Disease Day 2022

The rare disease community and its supporters come together to share the message: Rare is many. Rare is strong. Rare is proud! Today, 28 February,… Continue reading Many, Strong, Proud: Connecting Rare Disease Day Across Continents

The official Rare Disease Day 2021 video launches today and is already available in 36 languages, kicking off the international patient-led movement that puts rare diseases… Continue reading Out Now! Rare Disease Day 2021 video is here!

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