Local rare disease non-profit lands major grant from the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
by Jay Korff
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Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan. Photo Credit: Devlin Shand for Drew Altizer Photography and CZI)

February 28 is Rare Disease Day: the perfect time to bring you encouraging news about a local group working to cure a 1-in-a-million disease. Last year, around this time, we told you about local dentist Dr. Tara Zier, who is battling a debilitating disease called Stiff Person Syndrome. Well, Dr. Zier’s foundation recently landed a large grant through the renowned Chan Zuckerberg Initiative. The grant will help her group push for better treatments and maybe, one day, a cure.

"It’s completely a game changer," says Dr. Zier from her home in Montgomery County.
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