Stories



Courage. Respect. Teamwork. Integrity. These are the values that guide our work. They come alive in the stories we tell and motivate us to make a positive impact on the lives of patients worldwide.
Living with Gaucher Disease: Suyog

During Gaucher Awareness Month we’re inspired by the stories of those living with this rare disease. Read about Suyog, a Gaucher patient from India.

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Living with Gaucher Disease: Zhengtao

During Gaucher Awareness Month we’re inspired by the stories of those living with this rare disease. Read about Zhengtao, a Gaucher patient from China.

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Living with Gaucher Disease: Amr

During Gaucher Awareness Month we’re inspired by the stories of those living with this rare disease. Read about Amr, a Gaucher patient from Egypt.

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Jack’s ASMD Story: Living with Niemann-Pick B

Jack enjoys playing tennis and video games and spending time with his younger brother and friends. But, he also has to cope with the non-neurological form of Acid Sphingomyelinase Deficiency (ASMD).

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Striving to Be Superman: Jeremy’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Story

After noticing pain and a bend in his pinky finger, Jeremy spent two and a half years visiting doctors, participating in physical therapy, medical testing, and even underwent surgery to eventually learn he had RA.

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Pushing Through the Pain: Lisa’s Rheumatoid Arthritis Story

The phrase ‘no pain, no gain’ resonates deeply within the hearts of true athletes. But for Lisa, an avid runner and Division I volleyball player, the pain was debilitating.

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Persistence and Accidental Inspiration Propel Parkinson’s Research

Years of work by one Sanofi scientist and his team point the way to new optimism for Parkinson’s disease patients.

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Smooth Operator: The Role of an MS One to One Nurse

Denise spends her days speaking with people living with MS, providing personal support & suggestions about how to manage through the daily challenges of the disease.

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A Tribute to Henri A. Termeer

In appreciation of his life’s work, we reflect on Henri’s influence and the profound impact he made on those who worked with him and the patients he was dedicated to serving .

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The Great Unknown: The Path to an MPS I Diagnosis

Years after he first experienced pain, Felipe’s family finally met with a specialist who correctly diagnosed him with MPS I.

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Lindsay’s Story: Living with Atopic Dermatitis

First diagnosed at the age of two, Lindsay has spent her entire life juggling the pain and aggravations that come with having atopic dermatitis.

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Marathon Teammates; Partners for Life

In 2008, four Genzyme employees formed a running team with the goal of completing the Boston Marathon on behalf of a few patients. While they were always interested in combining their love of running with making a difference, this small running team had no idea what they were getting into.

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Jared's Story

Like many people living with a rare disease, Jared’s journey to find out he has late onset Pompe disease wasn’t exactly an easy one. In fact, Jared describes it as a “freak accident.”

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A Rare Commitment

From India to Egypt, from Mexico to Cuba – one thing is certain: Disease does not discriminate. For 25 years we've remained committed to providing access to treatment regardless of ability to pay.

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The Sound of Silence

People living with atopic dermatitis can experience ongoing physical symptoms that can be a constant frustration during the day and can keep them up at night, impacting their lives physically, socially, psychologically and even professionally.

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A Rare Collaboration

In today's increasingly specialized world, many new medicines reach patients because organizations recognize the importance of collaborating with other companies and research institutions.

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Supporting Global Rare Disease Advocacy

Since 2011, our PAL Awards program has recognized 46 organizations around the world supporting disease awareness, community mobilization, non-profit development and good governance activities.

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No Place Like Home

A pair of Massachusetts families started the New Year off right thanks to the work of Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester volunteers — including several teams of Sanofi Genzyme employees.

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Last Updated: 1/30/2017
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