Three things for the XLH (and ADHR, ARHR and TIO) community to be thankful for this year:
1. Hope for the future, with the encouraging data coming out of the KRN23 trials and other research into understanding the metabolic process that leads to phosphate wasting in X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (and the related autosomal conditions, as well as Tumor Induced Osteomalacia.
2. The great attitude of the members of our community. For one example, check out Cheryl's story here: http://ultrarareadvocacy.com/patient-journeys/ And if you want to meet more people who share your experiences (as well as getting the latest information on treatment), mark your calendar now for XLH Day 2017, which will be held in Connecticut on October 6-7.
3. Twenty years of support and advocacy by the XLH Network! And while you're thinking about how much you appreciate the Network, here's a reminder that if you're doing holiday shopping at Amazon in the coming month, you can show your support by enrolling in the Smile program and choosing the Network as your beneficiary. We get a percentage of your purchase, at no additional cost to you! Find out more here: https://smile.amazon.com