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It was a six word story that Ernest Hemingway wrote that changed the idea that a great story couldn’t be a brief one. We find that there are many great six word stories out there—and we want to hear yours.

As we gear up for our Annual Champions of Hope Gala, we hope to incorporate some of your creativity into the event. Can you give hope and explain life with rare disease in just six words?

To help get your creative juices flowing, our team took the challenge and came up with the following six word stories:

“Be the change that sparks Change”-Nicole Boice

“Turn someone’s fear into a cure” – Ashley Girtman

“Keep fighting. We still need answers.”– Kathy O’Connor

“Empowering community. Encouraging change. Ensuring hope.” – Andrea Epstien

“Found Community. Found Answers. Found hope.” -Ilana Jacqueline

Now it’s your turn!  Think about it. Meditate on it. Then spit it out in six words—no more and no less!

Our winners may see their stories incorporated in some of the art featured at the gala. Three of our top winners will receive Global Genes prize packs. All entries must be in by April 15th.

Click here to enter.

17 thoughts on “Can You Tell Your Rare Disease Story in Six Words? Enter and Win.”

  1. patti says:

    My rare disease life, in six words? HA!

    AUTOIMMUNE TRAINWRECK, SHALLOW END GENE POOL

    LUPUS: THE WOLF ALWAYS AT MY DOOR

    NARCOLEPSY LUPUS FIBRO: FREAKISH YET SUPERPOWERED

    AUTOIMMUNE DISEASE MEDS: MARINADE A HUMAN.

    EXHAUSTIPATED: TOO TIRED TO CARE
    LUPUS

  2. Celeste Cosme says:

    Hold on pain ends , then bright sunshine.

    Loss of control, then glimmer hope-

  3. Hold on pain ends , then sunshine

    Loss of control, glimmer of hope

  4. Cathy Seitz says:

    Survived rare heart disease, appreciate life.

  5. Cathy Seitz says:

    Survived rare heart condition – SCAD Research

  6. I am not rare, my jeans are!!!

  7. B Carty says:

    HAE, Swelling, Pain, C1 We Survive

  8. Erica says:

    Joyous life, Living beyond being rare

  9. Janet Ziffer says:

    Who else? Found support. Stronger together.

  10. Uncertainty abounds, hope and courage triumph

  11. Jannewap says:

    Is it possible, to send “6 Word-Stories” in other languages than english, too? I hope so. Thanks for your answer.

    Best regards
    Jan “Jannewap”

  12. Michelle Skigen says:

    Myasthenia. Exhaustion. Determination. Surgery. Remission. Elation.

  13. Michelle Skigen says:

    Love it! The meds one, especially!

  14. kristyn o'neal says:

    PHACE THE UNKnoWNS, faith never failing.

  15. Amy says:

    My illness does not define me!

  16. Revealing a hidden risk for cardiovascular disease.

  17. Vincent Willink says:

    Future is uncertain, seize the day!

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