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Archives for: May 21st, 2019

The Honorable Michael McCaul: 2019 Rare Impact Award Honoree

Written by Lisa Sencen on May 20, 2019

Serving his eighth term in Texas’ 10th Congressional District, Congressman Michael McCaul has achieved significant advancements for the rare disease community. In particular, Congressman McCaul has been a strong supporter of pediatric cancer patients and their families. Over the course of his… Read More

The Honorable Sarah Davis: 2019 Rare Impact Award Honoree

Written by Lisa Sencen on May 20, 2019

Representative Sarah Davis is a dedicated champion of the rare disease community in her home state of Texas. She is currently serving her fifth term as the State Representative for Texas House District 134, located in Houston, Texas. In Representative Davis’ role as Chair of the Appropriations Subcommittee… Read More

Deborah Skolaski: 2019 Rare Impact Award Honoree

Written by Lisa Sencen on May 20, 2019

Houston native Deborah Skolaski is the loving grandmother of Cori, a seven year-old living with metachromatic leukodystrophy. MLD is a genetic disorder that affects the nerves, muscles and other organs, as well as behavior. Deborah felt helpless as she observed the struggles that her son, daughter-in-law and Cori… Read More

Madison Shaw: 2019 Rare Impact Award Honoree

Written by Lisa Sencen on May 20, 2019

Living through a lengthy diagnostic odyssey is unfortunately very common for rare disease patients. Madison “Maddie” Shaw’s journey to diagnosis took place over an intense and frustrating two and a half years when she was 12 and included acute infections, multiple hospitalizations and almost two dozen befuddled doctors…. Read More