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Archives for: October 15th, 2021

From a Horse to a Zebra: Dana’s Rare Disease Story

Written by Rohan Narayanan on October 15, 2021

I was five years old, excitedly cheering on my mother at her softball game at City Park ball fields in Fort Collins, Colorado. She hit the ball and I jumped and cheered with the others in the bleachers. Then, my life changed. I slipped and fell through the bleachers…. Read More

Saida’s Story of Strength

Written by Rohan Narayanan on October 5, 2021

I have been diagnosed with a rare chronic genetic disease called partial trisomy 8Q duplication syndrome since birth and I was also recently diagnosed with hidradenitis suppurativa (HS). My life has been full of challenges, and I want to bring awareness to what I go through so that anyone… Read More

Loneliness, Connection and Mesothelioma: Tamron’s Rare Disease Story

Written by Rohan Narayanan on September 30, 2021

I was diagnosed with peritoneal mesothelioma in 2007 as a 21-year-old new mother. When the doctor told me I had peritoneal mesothelioma, I didn’t know what it was. I was overwhelmed with shock and confusion with so many questions about this rare disease and how little information seemed available. Mostly, I felt alone. Feeling alone… Read More