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Patient Profiles

Patients are the motivating spirit at the core of our commitment to ending disease. Their will, strength and stories inspire biopharmaceutical researchers to challenge illness at every level. As partners in the fight against disease, these brave patients play an integral part in their own treatment and will not let their diagnosis define them

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I'm One of the Lucky Ones

Learn about Jamie Schanbaum's near-fatal battle with meningitis, and the importance of getting vacci…

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I Just Want to Show Other Patients that Anything is Possible

Today is World Duchenne Awareness Day, which aims to raise awareness for people living with Duchenne…

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The Greatest Gift of All: Hope

My son Parker's journey with juvenile arthritis (JA) began 10 years ago when he was in elementary sc…

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I'm Not Going to Let My MS Diagnosis Get to Me

Although most patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) are diagnosed between age 20 and 40, my story is…

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Pink Hair Don't Care

How my life changed when I became the patient.

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8 Questions with Pat Quinn, An ALS Patient and Advocate

Pat Quinn is a patient with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis or ALS.

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Organ Donation: The Gift that Keeps on Giving

More than 120,000 people are on the waiting list for an organ in the United States. But just one don…

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Living With HIV: A Full and Rewarding Journey

How one patient’s journey is educating and inspiring others to get tested for HIV.

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A Patient's Take: Monica Johnson

As a patient advocate for the Americans for Cures Foundation, Monica Johnson has a particularly pers…

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How Medical Technology Is Saving Lives

Meet inspiring individuals who were diagnosed with a serious medical condition and learn how advance…

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A Veteran's Victory Over Cancer

Within a year of retiring from the Air Force in 2003, Corneliussen-James "C.J." was diagnosed with s…

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A New Age of Viral Disease Treatment: The Cure Developed by Biopharmaceutical Companies that Saved a Mother of Six

Hepatitis C kills more Americans than any other infectious disease. Carleen was one of those affecte…

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Clinical Trial Provides Patient A Second Chance

Twenty years ago, there were no effective treatments for the disease from which Marina Symcox was su…

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