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Friday, February 28, 2014

Rare Disease Day 28 February 2014



INTERPERSONAL : SCIENCES
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SOCIOLOGY : POLITICAL
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Source: http://www.rarediseaseday.org/
I am honored to stand, in her graceful place, and shine a light on a delicate group of individuals who, nevertheless, in sheer numbers are a force to be reckoned with.
Thank you,

Sean Hepburn Ferrer
A disease or disorder is defined as rare in Europe when it affects fewer than 1 in 2000.
A disease or disorder is defined as rare in the USA when it affects fewer than 200,000 Americans at any given time. One rare disease may affect only a handful of patients in the EU (European Union), and another touch as many as 245,000. In the EU, as many as 30 million people alone may be affected by one of over 6000 rare diseases existing.
  • 80% of rare diseases have identified genetic origins whilst others are the result of infections (bacterial or viral), allergies and environmental causes, or are degenerative and proliferative.
  • 50% of rare diseases touch children.
In the words of Audrey Hepburn,

We cannot save everyone… but the knowledge that someone is coming to their rescue… that we care as a society is ultimately as important…”.

It is in this spirit that we invite you, alongside Sean Hepburn Ferrer, to Join Together for Better Care.
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Winwick Hospital remembered

Image source: Metro

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