My Cushing’s journey started many years ago. I was born in Russia, in a big city called Voronezh. As a child, I was sick a lot with upper respiratory infections and strep throat. Physically, I was much weaker than other kids my age. I also had different skin problems such as rashes and inflammations which were hard to treat. Also, when I dealt with stressful situations, like difficult exams, I became sick with flu like symptoms.
According to the Global Genes Project, upwards of 300 million people worldwide are impacted by rare disease. Catch the full feature on the reach and impact of rare diseases, such as Cushing’s, at this link.
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