Hard to say, even harder to live with
In the last 26 years, we have fulfilled the dreams of more than 5000 children & young people with serious medical conditions. 24% of dreams fulfilled in 2015 were for children & young people with rare diseases.
Over the last 26 years, children’s charity Dreams Come True has fulfilled the dreams of more than 5000 children and young people with serious and life limiting conditions.
24% of dreams fulfilled in 2015 were for children and young people with rare diseases. Over the last 10 years the charity has consistently seen over 20% of the children and young people coming to them for dreams suffer from a rare disease.
The charity is also seeing a wider variety of conditions than before. More and more people with rare diseases are living longer, putting extra demand on medical and healthcare.
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If you would like to help make dreams come true for children with serious medical conditions please Text RARE00 £1 to 70070 or make an online donation noting rare Disease day.
Peter Newman, chief executive at Dreams Come True, said, “We are all living longer, even those with life-limiting rare diseases. For these young people, it is not just about providing medical support but there is also a need to help them to live better. The resources and expertise of the charity sector and community groups should be more widely accessed, alongside health and social care provision, to ensure everyone who needs support, no matter what age, are being provided with the opportunity to live better. We believe passionately in the power of dreams to inspire, motivate and empower.”