Latham Celebrates Rare Disease Day (Part 6): Honoring our students and our international rare disease community

In our final Rare Disease Day installment, we’re sharing not only quotes from staff about our last group of students, but also information on the origins of Rare Disease Day. The “globally coordinated movement” – spotlighted on – “works towards equity in social opportunity, healthcare, and access to diagnosis and therapies for people living with a rare disease. Since its creation in 2008, Rare Disease Day has played a critical part in building an international rare disease community that is multi-disease, global, and diverse – but united in purpose.”

Thank you for joining us all week in our celebration of “rare” – and our exceptional students! Staff quotes on our 6th group follow:

  • Emile likes the more chill more laid back things, she is a warm and loving individual and beams if you are willing to meet her where she’s at.

  • Jake is a very caring individual. He often goes out of his way to ask about new students and will make cards for them to welcome them to Latham.

  • Kai is quick with a please or a thank you. He is particular and carries himself well.

  • The concern Anilton has for his fellow students is unmatched. he enjoys when he can look out for others.

  • Ryan is the dreamer of dreams and planner of plans. He can talk the ears off a stalk of corn and thinks of the details of the details. He shares his hopes and dreams freely.

  • Matthew tries very hard in everything he does. Good humored and fun loving he greets everyone with a smile.

  • Anissa is a sweet comical young lady. In conversations about home she talks of the people she cares about more than her surroundings, showing she is fully present in each and every relationship she forms

  • Annabell is boisterous at times and other times reserved. She is a very hard worker. She learns from the past and looks towards the future. She is a phoenix.

We’re so grateful to all our students and staff who participated in Latham Centers’ celebration of Rare Disease Day. We couldn’t have done it without you!


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