RAISE AWARENESSRare diseases can affect patients, their families and society. If everyone with rare diseases lived in the same country, it would be the third worlds most populous country. According to the National Institute of Health, there are about 7000 rare diseases that affect 30 million people alone in the United States. You can help raise awareness by spreading hope. Your story can inspire someone and just might be the story that someone needs to hear. Social media is very powerful and can reach so many people with a simple hashtag or tweet. Awareness for your diagnosis is important and with awareness brings better education and light to the condition. Keep fighting, keep advocating, make a difference, inspire others, and never give up.
Many diseases go undiagnosed and there is no cure for the majority of rare diseases. The world is in our hands to advocate and make a difference. Connecting, collaborating, and raising awareness can move mountains. A good story inspires movement, so lets be unstoppable!
-Angela, Blount's Disease Strong