A Young Rare Disease Advocate Discusses Life with an Undiagnosed Condition

April 19, 2019

April 29 is Undiagnosed Rare Disease Day. It is a day when advocates raise awareness among the general public and policy makers about the emotional, physical, and financial impact living with an undiagnosed rare disease has on patients and their families. Ahead of this year’s Undiagnosed Rare Disease Day we spoke with Ava Szajnuk, an 11-year-old undiagnosed rare disease patient and advocate, about how her condition impacts her daily life, and the work she’s done as an advocate.

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