Of all the medical afflictions a person can suffer from, none is more burdensome than a rare condition for which no name exists, let alone treatment or support services. Cheryl Greenberg sees herself as an advocate for patients suffering from conditions that defy definition. "Translational medicine," it's called. In recognition of her pioneering work on hypophosphatasia and other metabolic disorders of genetic origin, Greenberg was recently added to a list of powerful Canadian women.
Twelve Canadians is a multimedia series about women and men who've been devoting their lives to social, economic or environmental justice, and to the healthy development of Canadian communities and the world. Each episode examines a specific issue or situation, through the voices of people who've been active in that area. Lots more than just 12. Thanks to the Social Justice Fund of the Canadian Autoworkers Union for their generous support. Thanks as well to CKUW, University of Winnipeg Radio, and CFUV, at the University of Victoria. For more details, go to www.greenplanetmonitor.net
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