A book illustrated by kids at the 26th Annual HPS Network Conference, under the organization, leadership and help of Sandra and Cassandra Mendez, is now available as an incentive for a $25 or more donation. What Makes Me Unique, Makes Me Rare can be obtained at: https://www.facebook.com/donate/397702131047949/10205561629716855/

The kids and teenagers attending the conference illustrated what they felt made them rare, and then Cassandra Mendez wrote the words and made the digital copy. Her mom, Sandra Mendez, organized the project and obtained a grant from Thrivent Financial’s Action Team to offset costs associated with the project.

The book explains what a rare disease is, how children find common ground in their uniqueness and how kids with HPS celebrate and find strength in being rare.