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The official podcast of The National Organization for Rare Disorders (a.k.a NORD), a 501(c)(3) patient advocacy organization dedicated to individuals with rare diseases and the organizations that serve them.

Episodes

May 25, 2022 - 32 MIN

Paying It Forward: Young Adult Brain Cancer Survivor Rob Long

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Rob Long is the Executive Director at Uplifting Athletes, a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. In 1020, as a Pre-Season All-American playing for the Syracuse Orange F.. Read More
Rob Long is the Executive Director at Uplifting Athletes, a nonprofit organization that inspires the rare disease community with hope through the power of sport. In 1020, as a Pre-Season All-American playing for the Syracuse Orange Football team, he was contemplating which NFL team he wanted to be on. Until he was diagnosed out of the blue with a Grade III Anaplastic Astrocytoma, a rare form of pediatric brain cancer. Eleven years later, he's paying it forward, raising money and awareness for needed rare disease research. He joined Matthew Zachary for a candid conversation about the terrible privilege of surviving cancer, and, as a fellow SUNY Alum, they heavily bond over their mutual love of Wegmans. NORDpod is the official podcast of The National Organization for Rare Disorders. For more information, contact nordpod@rarediseases.org.
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May 11, 2022 - 39 MIN

The Incredibly Talented Mr Bobby Foster

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Bobby Foster is a content creator, a rapper/producer, a spoken word poet, and a certified life coach who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. He graduated with a degree in creative writing from the University of Central Flor.. Read More
Bobby Foster is a content creator, a rapper/producer, a spoken word poet, and a certified life coach who was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at birth. He graduated with a degree in creative writing from the University of Central Florida. Bobby is currently on a path to bring awareness and change through music. NORDpod is the official podcast of The National Organization for Rare Disorders. For more information, contact nordpod@rarediseases.org.
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April 20, 2022 - 27 MIN

The Patient Experience: Philip Bright

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Today on NORDpod, Matthew Zachary welcomes Phillip Bright, a senior at The University of Kentucky diagnosed with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) at a very young age and has lived an accelerated life facing this rare condi.. Read More
Today on NORDpod, Matthew Zachary welcomes Phillip Bright, a senior at The University of Kentucky diagnosed with Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) at a very young age and has lived an accelerated life facing this rare condition. HHT is a congenital dominant hereditary disorder in which some blood vessels do not develop properly. Phil subsequently lived with a small pulmonary arteriovenous malformation in my lung. As a rare disease patient, he decided to give back to the community and pursue a career in medicine. As of this taping, Phil was recently accepted to Medical School and is looking ahead to a lifetime of critical clinical research to improve the lives of patients like him. NORDpod is the official podcast of the National Organization for Rare Disorders. For more information, email nordpod@rarediseases.org and visit https://rarediseases.org.
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April 13, 2022 - 31 MIN

One Piece Of The Puzzle: Dr. Adrienne Hammill

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Dr. Adrienne Hammill is Research Director of the Hemangioma & Vascular Malformation Program and Director of the HHT Center of Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Her path to becoming a physician started when she was eig.. Read More
Dr. Adrienne Hammill is Research Director of the Hemangioma & Vascular Malformation Program and Director of the HHT Center of Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital. Her path to becoming a physician started when she was eight years old when she read an article about retinoblastoma, which is cancer with a genetic cause. She decided then that she wanted to cure cancer. She joins Matthew Zachary to discuss a rare condition known as Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT) and the differences in pediatric and adult care with specific regard to screenings and early detection. NORDpod is the official podcast of The National Organization for Rare Disorders. For more information, contact nordpod@rarediseases.org.
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March 30, 2022 - 34 MIN

From Pain To Purpose: Kari Luther Rosbeck

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Kari Luther Rosbeck is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the TSC Alliance, a nonprofit whose mission is to find a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) while improving the lives of those affected. Kari began her lif.. Read More
Kari Luther Rosbeck is the President & Chief Executive Officer of the TSC Alliance, a nonprofit whose mission is to find a cure for Tuberous Sclerosis Complex (TSC) while improving the lives of those affected. Kari began her life as a Theater nerd and started her own company in NYC after graduating from SUNY Albany. Tragedy struck when she lost her newborn to SIDS. Today she leads an incredible team and fights for equity and quality of life of tens of thousands of patients impacted by this rare genetic condition. Aside from nerding out on all things Sondheim, she and host Matthew Zachary also dive into the "How a bill becomes a law" process of drug development. There's nothing quite like getting a drug approved that you know will actually make a dent in the universe for thousands of people. Enjoy the show. NORDpod is the official podcast of The National Organization for Rare Disorders. For more information visit https://rarediseases.org.
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Matthew Zachary