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COVID-19 Resources for Non-profit Leaders and the Community

Written by Valaree DonFrancesco on March 20, 2020

The health and safety of those with rare diseases and their caregivers are always our top priorities at the National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD). We know our members are working tirelessly to support their communities during this global crisis. Rare disease organizations have felt the impact of the coronavirus… Read More

The Will to Live and the Strength for a Cure

Written by admin on December 18, 2014

The day Joshua Frase was born, his parents Alison and Paul, were given grave news about their newborn’s life – he most likely would not survive that day. His weakened muscles could not function normally which affected his ability to breathe on his own. Miraculously, Joshua survived, and when he… Read More

Illinois Man Uses His Myelofibrosis Story to Help Others

Written by on July 16, 2014

The diagnosis of primary myelofibrosis (MF), one of three main myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs), came as a huge surprise for Bill Erickson in May 2012. According to the MPN Research Foundation, patients with MF have scar tissue buildup in their bone marrow, which prevents normal blood cells from being produced. Since blood cell… Read More