We are all unique people, just some of us are more unique than others... imagine being one of the only people in the world who suffers from a disease (or even the only one!).
It must be difficult not to define your life by that factor. You would probably need to move to another location to receive special treatment, need to build a circle of friends and relationships who supported you in being different, need to prepare yourself for the possibility of dying young... the list goes on.
This list describes some of the rarest diseases on Earth and how people live with them. Listening to some of them speak on their disease reveals a very interesting truth: that despite our differences, there are some universal lessons to life – just these people had to learn them at a younger age and in an arguably more difficult manner.
Learn about the science of these rare diseases, and the stories of the people who have them.