Friday, February 28, 2014

World Rare Disease Day 2014

Today is Rare Disease Day. Do you know someone who is unique? They are not alone.
World Rare Disease Day 2014
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.

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