We produce a weekly blog to share what we’ve been up to, stories from the rare disease world, interesting info on our projects, and more.
Every week we put our fingertips to keyboards to bring you, our community, stories of what we’ve been up to, things we’ve found interesting, and updates from our projects. Released every Friday, our blog is also regularly written by guests who openly share their experiences. We hope you enjoy reading our little instalments!
If you would like to share your own story on our blog, please contact Taryn, our Communications Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
In this week’s blog, we would like to introduce you to our new volunteer, Marco Gallotta. Marco joined us from Royal Holloway University London for a two-week placement which focused on the development of e-learning materials for our portal.read more
The past few weeks have certainly been varied for the team here at Findacure! Taryn, Mary Rose, and Rick have all been out and about raising awareness of rare diseases!read more
On 11th July, our Patient Group Engagement Manager, Libbie, ran a webinar entitled ‘Growing your patient community: identifying patients and groups online’.read more
On 21st June, Findacure hosted its peer mentoring summer meet-up at Hamilton House in London, with attendees travelling from as far afield as northern Scotland.read more
In this week's blog, Samuel Agyei Wiafe, founder/executive director of Rare Disease Ghana Initiative, gives us an insight into his organisation's journey so far. Rare diseases reflect a group of conditions with low prevalence, often accompanying the individual from...read more
This week’s blog features one of the fantastic entries we received for our 2018 Student Voice essay competition. Here, Zainab Ganiyu-Dada from Barts and the London School of Medicine and Dentistry discusses the importance empathy and understanding in clinicians'...read more
This week marks Mary Rose's third year at Findacure. In today's blog she looks back on her time here so far and shares some of her favourite memories through the art of photography. This week I'm celebrating my third-year anniversary here at Findacure. Wow! I can...read more
So you’ve attended our events and are an expert in your disease area. You’ve done all the research and are passionate about raising awareness of rare diseases. Then why not do a lightning talk at our upcoming Rare Disease Showcases in Cambridge and Manchester? ‘Oh but...read more
After our patient engagement committee kick-off meeting in London earlier this month, we would like to introduce you all to our newly-appointed committee whose expertise will enable us to shape the work we do in the rare disease community! Every single one of our...read more
The Power in a Name: Teaching future doctors the value of providing a definitive diagnosis in the support of patients with rare disease
This week’s blog features one of the outstanding entries we received for our 2018 Student Voice essay competition. Here, Megan McGlone from the University of Glasgow explores the impact of diagnosis on rare disease patients’ ability to identify with a community and receive the support they so urgently require.read more
After our patient engagement committee kick-off meeting in London last week, we would like to introduce you all to our newly-appointed committee whose expertise will enable us to shape the work we do in the rare disease community!read more
This week’s blog is written by a member of the rare disease community, David Ross, who is currently taking part in a clinical trial for Cowden Syndrome in the hope that it will improve the lives of others suffering from the condition.read more