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Mom-to-be Danielle D. on overcoming her rare disease to live the life she has always envisioned.


With a set of twins on the way and a newly earned master’s degree in hand, Danielle D. is leading a fulfilling life. As a rare disease patient, however, it wasn’t always an easy path to where she is now.

Danielle is living with common variable immunodeficiency, which is one of hundreds of primary immunodeficiency (PI) conditions. People living with a PI are especially vulnerable to infections. It took Danielle about 10 years to get diagnosed.

In the video above, you can learn more from Danielle about her experience living with primary immunodeficiency and what steps she has taken to manage her disease.