Rare Diseases Explained in 7 Tweets

PHOTO: Sarah Kennedy with her two girls, Brooke and Brielle.Sarah Kennedy
Sarah Kennedy with her two girls, Brooke and Brielle.

Nearly one in 10 Americans lives with a disease that’s so rare it is difficult to diagnose and there is virtually no funding for a treatment or cure.

There are at least 7,000 disorders that fall into that category, according to the National Organization of Rare Diseases.

ABC News Health held a tweet chat to raise awareness for these so-called “orphan” diseases. In case you missed it, here’s the gist in just seven tweets.