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This week, we have stories of brave patients and caregivers who run, march, and make innovative steps to reach recovery.
A young girl marches after her last chemo treatment, a mother completes a marathon to raise funds and awareness for her son’s peroxisomal disorder, and a physical therapist figures out how to use a tuner to treat his wife’s chronic pain. We also have a resource to help identify the under-diagnosed Marfan syndrome.
We hope you enjoy this week’s Editor’s Choice.
The key to surviving Marfan syndrome is identifying it. So why do have of all cases go undiagnosed?
Learn about the symptoms of this quiet disorder here.
When a 12-year-old girl defeats osteosarcoma once and for all, she celebrates her victory with a poem and traditional guard of honor ceremony.
Read about her story here.
Caregiving for a son with a mysterious peroxisomal disorder as a single mom takes a lot of strength. This former university track star made her feat even more incredible when she ran a marathon to help find a cure.
Read about her experience here.
It may sounds a little wacky, but a physical therapist has found success using a tuner to treat his wife’s chronic pain.
Learn more about how this works here.