Other orphan diseases

Joselin Linder | Ted Harada

Joselin Linder on another rare Jewish genetic disorder caused by a founder mutation

Stopping a deadly genetic disorder in its 4th generation: Joselin Linder at TEDxGowanus 15:02


Joselin Linder and her family share a deadly genetic disorder. A woman with a genetic defect so rare that it doesn’t have a name yet, 42-year-old Joselin Linder is a carrier of what’s known as an “orphan gene,” a genetic defect that could have fatal consequences.

More info: https://www.yahoo.com/news/woman-describes-living-a-life-knowing-exactly-how-shes-going-to-die-224907359.html

Ted Harada’s courageous story of his battle with ALS.

Exchanging vows while battling ALS 2:32

Ted Harada made medical history and brought hope to others who have been diagnosed with a terminal illness.

More info: https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/the-man-who-beat-lou-gehrigs-disease/2017/01/03/5cf898e4-d1b4-11e6-945a-76f69a399dd5_story.html?utm_term=.c9686c1eaea2