Different, Not Less

The zebra is the official symbol of rare diseases because each zebra’s stripes are unique to them, and each person with a rare disease is unique to them. Thus, the zebra is synonymous Rare Disease Day occurs on Feb. 28 of each year. A rare disease is a disease that affects fewer than 200,000 people. There is more than 7,000 rare diseases that affects 25 million Americas. Most of the people struggling with these rare diseases are children. There is an innate problem – there is very little funding and…

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