Tuesday, March 04, 2014

I Love Someone Who Is Rare

February 28th was Rare Disease Day. The Global Genes Project states that Rare and genetic diseases affect 1 in 10 Americans, 30 million people in the United States, and 300 million people globally. Over 7,000 distinct rare diseases exist and approximately 80 percent are caused by faulty genes. The National Institutes of Health estimates that 50% of people affected by rare diseases are children, making rare diseases one of the most deadly and debilitating for children worldwide. http://globalgenes.org/