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.
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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