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10 People With Rare Medical Conditions



A rare disease or disorder is characterized as rare in the United States when it affects fewer than two hundred thousand Americans at any given time. At present there are more than 6,000 rare diseases or disorders that exist. Continual research is done for these strange medical conditions. For now, understanding and awareness of these rare medical conditions may aid in finding the right treatment. Likewise, raising awareness is important to provide support to people suffering with these uncommon disorders and their families.

Rhett Lamb

Rhet Lamb is a 3 year old boy who is always awake for 24 hours a day. He was diagnosed with Chiari malformation, a rare neurological condition in which the cerebellum descends out of the skull and gets squeezed to the spinal column. The condition affects the brain and the spine thus resulting in several symptoms including sleeplessness.

Brad Williams

Forgetting something is a very common human experience however, there is one man from Wisconsin has an extensive memory which allows him to remember everything including specific dates and weather. Williams was one of twenty individuals in the world which have the condition known as hyperthymestic syndrome. Hyperthymestic syndrome is characterized as having an autobiographical memory. People with this syndrome can abnormally remember life experiences and specific events that took place in the past.