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EURORDIS Photo Contest 2013: three winners selected from hundreds of entries

December 2013

The EURORDIS Photo Contest 2013 received over 300 entries from 47 different countries and representing over 120 different rare diseases.

The Contest received hundreds of beautiful images – thank you to all the participants who sent in a photo … and to everybody who took the time to vote for their favourites!

1st prizeThe first prize goes to Katerina from Greece,

who lives with Friedreich ataxia. Katerina is a special needs teacher who lives a very active life. The caption to her photo sums up her approach to living with a rare disease.

Katerina Blesta, EURORDIS Photo Contest 2013 winner

Don’t let disability rule your life

2nd prizeThe second-place winning photo depicts Lily and Tristan, twins living in France.

Their photo caption refers to the fact that they are the only known cases of mitochondrial cardiomyopathy with a mutation on the MRPL3 gene.

Lily and Tristan, EURORDIS Photo Contest 2013 second-place winning

Unique in the world but not for celebrity.

3rd prizeThe third-place winning photo is of Margaretka,

a little Slovakian girl living with dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa.

Margaretka, EURORDIS Photo Contest 2013 third-place winning

Shaggy but lucky: Butterfly Princess Margaretka Joy is sometimes stronger than the pain. Seven-year-old Meggie has skin as delicate as butterfly wings

View all the photos submitted to the EURORDIS Photo Contest 2013!


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Louise Taylor, Communications and Development Writer, EURORDIS