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Rare Genetic Disorder

What Is Late Onset Tay Sachs?

Alexis Buryk | Posted 04.04.2015 | Impact
Alexis Buryk

That's a question I would have asked as recently as early November of this past year. Unfortunately, I am now all too familiar with what it is. I have 26 year old fraternal twin daughters who were just diagnosed with this devastating genetic disorder. My husband and I were unsuspecting carriers of a recessive gene.

6-Year-Old's Make-A-Wish Request Shows What True Friendship Is All About

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 01.30.2015 | Parents

Indiana 6-year-old Levi Mayhew suffers from a rare and fatal genetic disorder on the Zellweger spectrum. According to a spokesperson from the Make-A-W...

The Bruise

Heather Lens | Posted 10.25.2014 | Parents
Heather Lens

When we first got the diagnosis of tuberous sclerosis, it hurt, it hurt parts of me that I didn't know could feel pain. It left us hurt and bruised

Lizzie Velasquez, 56-Pound Woman, Must Eat Every 15 Minutes To Stay Alive (VIDEO)

Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Lizzie Velasquez suffers from a rare disorder and must eat every 15 minutes to stay alive. Velasquez, a 21-year-old Texan, is unable to put on weight...