To Top

Archives for: April 22nd, 2022

The Running for Rare Team Crossed Another Finish Line

Written by Valaree DonFrancesco on April 22, 2022

On Monday, April 18, seven members of NORD’s Running for Rare team stretched their legs and put their sneakers to the pavement to take on the Boston Marathon! During the race, NORD staff members Jaime Pacheco, Ed Neilan, Julie Manus, Amanda Thomas and 36 individuals were present and could be… Read More

Zane’s Diagnostic Odyssey: His Mother’s Story in Honor of Undiagnosed Day

Written by Julie Ostroff on April 19, 2022
Lisa in a Running For Rare tank top with her son Zane who is wearing a blue shirt

While in uterus, Zane had an abnormally large bladder that did not drain properly; however, no diagnosis was given at that time. The doctors monitored Zane closely starting around 20 weeks. He was suspected of having megacystis microcolon intestinal hypoperistalsis syndrome (MMIHS) in December of 2012 at six days old…. Read More

NORD Named an Official Charity Partner of the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon

Written by Rohan Narayanan on July 15, 2021

Washington, DC – The National Organization for Rare Disorders® (NORD) was named an Official Charity Partner for the 2021 TCS New York City Marathon, taking place on November 7. This year serves as the 50th celebratory running of the marathon. NORD will be among the more than 400 official charity partners… Read More

A First Time for Everything: Marissa’s Running for Rare Story

Written by Valaree DonFrancesco on November 29, 2019
Marissa running the TCS NYC Marathon with Running for Rare

Hello! My name is Marissa and I had the privilege of joining NORD as a member of the Research Team earlier this year. Like many, my road to NORD began with a rare disease diagnosis. When I was five, I was diagnosed with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis… 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