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“Dear Scientist” is more than an opportunity for patients and families struggling with difficult diseases to share their stories. It gives them the chance to sit down with a scientist who works night and day on their behalf; someone who knows exactly what they’re going through — and how they’ll get through it.

Lisa’s letter: ‘This is the worst thing that’s ever happened to me.’

Dear Scientist, I am a woman who’s lost her hair to alopecia. Can’t you help me grow my hair back?

Kelsey’s letter: ‘This disease is nothing but pain and misunderstanding.’

Dear Scientist, sickle cell anemia keeps me in constant pain. Are new treatments on the way?

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Nancy’s letter: ‘Parkinson’s was a diagnosis that redefined our family.’

Dear Scientist, Parkinson’s Disease stole my mom’s quality of life. Is a cure close?

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