Living with or caring for someone with a rare disease requires strength. It takes a true hero. Someone who demonstrates courage and determination that comes from within. Each and every day, they persevere to find answers – displaying extraordinary resilience. And, when these rare individuals unite and share their superhuman powers, they can inspire the world.
Whether you’re living with a rare condition, caring for or know someone with one, or just want to show your support, you have the power to raise awareness of rare diseases around the world.
Pass the cape to recognize the rare disease heroes in your life. The more capes that fly, the more awareness we raise!
View the rare disease heroes created by Uncommon Strength supporters from around the world.
aHUS. gMG. HPP. LAL-D. PNH. All five are rare diseases that can challenge your inner strength and that of your family and friends. These five are so rare that they may be misdiagnosed as other more common diseases. With your help, we can unite to spread awareness.
An ultra-rare, chronic disease with a high risk of recurrent episodes that progressively damages the kidneys and other organs, potentially leading to sudden kidney failure, stroke, heart attack, and premature death due to clotting and inflammation in small blood vessels.1-4
A debilitating, chronic and progressive autoimmune neuromuscular disease that typically begins with weakness in the muscles that control the movements of the eyes and eyelids, and often progresses to the more severe and generalized form, known as gMG with weakness of the head, neck, trunk, limb and respiratory muscles.5,6
A genetic metabolic disease in which bone-building calcium and phosphate cannot mineralize properly, causing problems in the bones, brain, muscles, joints, lungs, and kidneys.7-10
A genetic disease that causes a build up of fatty material in vital organs such as the liver, spleen, and intestine, as well as the walls of blood vessels and other tissues.11-14
A serious disease that destroys the body’s red blood cells, leading to blood clots, kidney damage, fatigue, and lung problems.15-24
Learn more about the organizations allied with the rare disease community and raising awareness of rare diseases like aHUS, gMG, HPP, LAL-D, and PNH, as well as how you can help the cause.