When Sam Maloney was a baby, his poop was green. He was sick all the time. He wasn’t thriving. Sam’s mom Tara Blaney knew something was wrong. But it wasn’t until he was 18 months old, weighing only 18 pounds, that Tara first heard the words “cystic fibrosis”. She had never heard of it before and when she Googled it, her entire world changed.
The Rare Disease Group envisions becoming a patient-centred leader in the field of rare disease discovery and innovation.
A multi-disciplinary team of clinicians and researchers, our members are focussed on discovering how genes lead to disease and developing innovative treatment strategies to improve outcomes for rare disease patients in BC and beyond.