Our Foundation is
guided and inspired by Ward.
Individual diseases may be rare, yet in total they are more common than you think.
7,000 rare diseases
It is estimated that there are as many as 7,000 rare diseases worldwide.
Affects 1 in 10 people
Unfortunately, 1 in 10 people in the US are affected by rare disease.
50% are children
Rare diseases affect 25 to 30 million Americans, half of them children.
Shortening their lives
30% of children with a rare disease won't live to see their fifth birthday.
WARD'S Foundation's goal is to help these families.
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