U.R. OUR HOPE IN ASSOCIATION WITH TEXAS STATE UNIVERSITY DEPARTMENT OF PHYSICAL THERAPY PROUDLY PRESENT

BEYOND THE DIAGNOSIS ART EXHIBIT

ON DISPLAY OCTOBER 1, 2018 THROUGH NOVEMBER 9, 2018

In collaboration with Texas State University’s Department of Physical Therapy, we are honored to announce that the Beyond the Diagnosis Art Exhibit will be on display in Willow Hall at Texas State’s Round Rock Campus. This incredible exhibit has traveled around the world to prestigious universities and research facilities, such as, MIT, Harvard, Broad Institute, the FDA, NIH, Mayo Clinic, and more. Beyond the Diagnosis aims to put a face to the name of the 7,000 known rare diseases and encourages the community to see beyond the diagnosis to the patient.

The exhibit opens with a private reception on September 29th and will then be open to the public beginning October 1st. Guests can stop by Texas State University’s Willow Hall at the Round Rock campus any time Monday through Friday from 10am to 4pm. Please note campus parking is $5. Exhibit viewing is Free. Weekend and private viewings are available. To schedule, please email Mary Elizabeth.

Keep in mind Willow Hall is part of an academic institution and classes will be in session during the exhibit. Treat this as you would a public library or museum. Children should be supervised at all times.

More about Beyond the Diagnosis

Learn more about this amazing exhibit.

Beyond the Diagnosis unites art and science to inspire research and innovation of treatments for people living with orphan and neglected diseases.

There are 7,000 rare diseases. Rare diseases became known as orphan diseases because drug companies were not interested in adopting them to develop treatments. Less than 5% of all orphan diseases have a treatment. There are no cures. People living with orphan diseases experience long diagnosis times, few medical experts, no treatments, financial hardship, and emotional stress.

The Beyond the Diagnosis art exhibit’s focus is the orphan disease patient. Artists have donated their time and talents to paint orphan disease patients for this groundbreaking exhibit. Each portrait represents a single orphan disease. Our goal is to put a face to all 7,000 orphan diseases. This beautiful exhibit is traveling to medical schools, research institutes and hospitals around the globe encouraging the medical community to look “beyond the diagnosis” to the patient.

Art has been used for thousands of years to successfully convey a message, whether it be a story or a glimpse into the human spirit. At Beyond the Diagnosis, we believe art not only leaves a powerful and lasting visual imprint but creates a unique connection for the viewer.

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