Rare Disease Day puzzle (17.02.2019)
International Rare Disease Day is held on the last day of February each year. It’s meant to raise awareness of rare diseases, and also an a chance for people involved with these conditions to come together as a community; patients as well as their caregivers, families, and loved ones – along with all the nurses, physicians, researchers, technicians, therapists, and others who touch the lives of people with rare illnesses.
I created this puzzle to help mark the 2019 edition of Rare Disease Day. Hope you enjoy it! It’s a home-made puzzle, so there’s no dynamic or fillable version; you can print the image, or click on the link below for a PDF version. I’ll post the solution the day after Rare Disease Day, so check back if you need some help to finish it.
In the meantime, you can find more information about Rare Disease Day, and about events being held around the world, here: Rare Disease Day.
My own disease, since early 2016, is considered rare in many parts of the world; the incidence rate isn’t the same everywhere around the globe. Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS) is still often referred to as Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (RSD). It’s an excruciatingly painful, debilitating, autoimmune and neuro-inflammatory disease. Its cause is unknown, and there’s no cure. You can read more about CRPS here: Quick facts for CRPS Day.
Don’t forget to check back, after February 28th, for the solution to this puzzle!