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 Having a disease that is not visible it makes you often feel misunderstood.

Rare Diseases, Rare Lives / Italy 2017

A RARE DISEASE IS MOSTLY DEFINED AS ONE AFFECTING ONE PERSON OR LESS IN EVERY 2000. IT IS ESTIMATED THAT THERE ARE SOMEWHERE BETWEEN 8,000 AND 9,000 RARE DISEASES. JUST IN EUROPE IS ESTIMATED THAT APPROXIMATELY 30 MILLION PEOPLE SUFFER FROM A RARE DISEASE.

THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN MADE IN PARTNERSHIP WITH UNIAMO - FEDERAZIONE ITALIANA MALATTIE RARE ONLUS AND THANKS TO THE SPONSORSHIP OF SANOFI GENZYME.

 "Andrea suffers from Gaucher disease and early detection has been the key tool to ensure him a life full of energy and interests"

"Andrea suffers from Gaucher disease and early detection has been the key tool to ensure him a life full of energy and interests"

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 "Mare suffers from MTM1 which is a rare and very grave neuromuscular disease. But since we changed our attitude from -it is too much trouble/it is not worth it- to -we have little time and we need to make the most out of it-, we have experienced and achieved incredible things"

"Mare suffers from MTM1 which is a rare and very grave neuromuscular disease. But since we changed our attitude from -it is too much trouble/it is not worth it- to -we have little time and we need to make the most out of it-, we have experienced and achieved incredible things"

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 "I can live thanks to blood donation and scientific research. Having a chronic disease means being able to overcome your limits every day and enjoy every second of your life"

"I can live thanks to blood donation and scientific research. Having a chronic disease means being able to overcome your limits every day and enjoy every second of your life"

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 "I suffer from Pompe disease and every two weeks I have to come here to Meyer Hospital for therapy. But I do not get bored, now we become a family. I know patients who get the infusion with me and we talk or we exchange advices on how or when using the humidifier in the tracheobronchial"

"I suffer from Pompe disease and every two weeks I have to come here to Meyer Hospital for therapy. But I do not get bored, now we become a family. I know patients who get the infusion with me and we talk or we exchange advices on how or when using the humidifier in the tracheobronchial"

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 "When you are diagnosed with a rare disease, they should explain to you that it will be a hard path. But they should also explain that you will walk that way, every day, with all of yourself, with all your might without sparing you. This will change your outlook, your horizons, your world. This will give you a path dotted with overwhelming joy"

"When you are diagnosed with a rare disease, they should explain to you that it will be a hard path.
But they should also explain that you will walk that way, every day, with all of yourself, with all your might without sparing you. This will change your outlook, your horizons, your world. This will give you a path dotted with overwhelming joy"

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 "When he was younger, Simone didn’t accept so easily plaster casts used to realize specifically shaped braces for him, but growing up, it has become natural"

"When he was younger, Simone didn’t accept so easily plaster casts used to realize specifically shaped braces for him, but growing up, it has become natural"

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 "Greta cannot move her body, but her mind goes at the speed of light. Thanks to advanced technology, Greta has an eye-pointer, a computer that she can control through her eyes and which let her to be more independent in the game, without any adult interactions"

"Greta cannot move her body, but her mind goes at the speed of light. Thanks to advanced technology, Greta has an eye-pointer, a computer that she can control through her eyes and which let her to be more independent in the game, without any adult interactions"

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