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Archives for: July 29th, 2022

Rebekah’s Rare Story: How Mrs. Massachusetts Petite Spreads Hope & Awareness

Written by Julie Ostroff on July 29, 2022
Rebekah standing in front of a pink background wearing a crown and a sash that reads "Petite USA Mrs. Massachusetts." Image reads "Rebekah Britto Platform: National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) 'A disease may be rare but hope should not be.'"

I’m Rebekah Britto, Mrs. Massachusetts Petite 2022, and I have both Chiari malformation and Ehlers-Danlos syndrome (EDS). My rare disease journey began in 2013, when I started struggling with symptoms including passing out, vertigo, tinnitus, vision disturbances, and more. It took about a year of going back and forth between… Read More

Featured Student: Scarlett Eagle

Written by Lisa Sencen on January 18, 2019

NORD’s Educational Initiatives team spoke with Scarlett Eagle, an undergraduate student at Iowa State University and NORD Students for Rare Club Leader. In this interview, Scarlett talks about her inspiration for starting a NORD Students for Rare Club and where she hopes to see her career go working… Read More