If we had not been thrown into the rare disease world on August 20, 2010 when we learned that Ethan had PBD-ZSD, I probably would have never learned or even heard about PBD-ZSD and Rare Disease Day.
PBD-ZSD is just one of thousands of rare diseases. Tomorrow is dedicated to uniting the rare disease community, because while "ALONE WE ARE RARE. TOGETHER WE ARE STRONG."
Rare Disease Facts (globalgenes.org)
In the United States, a disease is considered rare if it is believed to affect fewer than 200,000 Americans. Rare and genetic diseases affect 1 in 10 Americans (30 million people in the US) and 300 million people globally!Over 7,000 distinct rare disease exist and approximately 80% are caused by faulty genes.The…