Today is International Rare Disease Day, the goal is to provide widespread recognition of rare diseases as a global health challenge. Even though each rare disease affects a small number of people, combined together, rare diseases affect 30 million Americans, almost 1 in 10. The diseases and symptoms are different, but the suffering is the same.
I love an opportunity to share these awareness days, because the attention and understanding about rare and invisible diseases is lacking.
I am asking all of you, just for today, think about someone you may know who has one of these rare diseases, and send them an email. Shoot them a hello on Facebook. Something to let them know someone is thinking of them today.
If you want to learn or read more about Rare Disease Day, visit their website here