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May 6, 2015

Interview: Family Finds Answers To Daughters’ Rare Genetic Disease

Exome Sequencing Testing Unlocks Answers and Offers Hope For Rare Disease Patients Around the World WHAT: Approximately one year ago, in conjunction with World Rare Disease Day, Cristy and Rick Spooner went live with their story about their two daughters Cali, 14, and Ryann, 3 who suffer...

Especially Beautiful Models - Photo Courtesy of Bob Hodson
March 6, 2014

Especially Beautiful Fashion Show Raised Awareness For World Rare Disease Day

UC Irvine and Photographer Bob Hodson Highlight Beauty of Children and Teens with Rare Diseases FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (March XX, 2014) –The UC Irvine Division of Genetics and Metabolism partnered with Costa Mesa photographer Bob Hodson on March 2 for the 1st Annual ‘Especially Beautiful Fashion...

February 12, 2014

‘Especially Beautiful’ Models Raise Awareness Of Rare Disease

Diagnosis Inspires Orange County Family to Host Event in Honor of World Rare Disease Day FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif. (February 12, 2014) – Special needs models will be the focal point of the 1st Annual ‘Especially Beautiful Fashion Show’ in Orange County. These models, all special needs...

February 28, 2013

It’s not just a disease, it’s genetics

Family learns there may be hope for three daughters who all have same disorder. Call it kismet. Cristy and Rick Spooner of Rancho Santa Margarita finally learned two and a half weeks ago that two of their three daughters have a rare genetic disorder, a diagnosis for which they waited more...