The Rare Disease Champion Award
is given annually to a leader in college football who has realized his or her potential to make a positive and lasting impact on the rare disease community.
More than 30-million Americans are affected by a rare disease. Yet, a diagnosis of any kind can make one feel isolated. Uplifting Athletes wants you to know you are not alone. We want to share inspirational stories from those affected by a rare disease, whether it's directly or indirectly. Maybe you have some advice for others or have raised awareness for a disease. Here are some of our favorites, but we are always looking for more! Feel free to send us your most inspirational stories. We'll post them here! Email firstname.lastname@example.org.