Awareness of rare diseases
I wear a smile as my shield, maintain a sense of humour for a coat of armour, and a strong fighting spirit is my sword. This is how I battle each day with two diseases; one rare and one extremely common. My life is no picnic, but one thing for sure, it's not dull!
I was born with Gaucher Type 1, which is the most common form of this genetic lysosomal storage disease, but there are in fact three types. You may not know or have heard about Type 2 and Type 3 which are rarer still. As the aim of the International Gaucher Day is to raise awareness, I would like to bring attention to Types 2 and 3 Gaucher disease, that are often overlooked.