Making Diagnosis, Research & Treatments Possible for All

A world where no family with an undiagnosed or ultra-rare condition has to fight alone for a diagnosis, research, treatment or support.

The Latest News from the UDNF

  • WASHINGTON, D.C. (Feb. 6, 2024) – The Undiagnosed Diseases Network Foundation (UDNF), a patient-led nonprofit organization committed to improving access to diagnosis, research, and care for people with undiagnosed diseases, today launched its Patient Navigation Program to connect undiagnosed or ultr...

  • April 2, 2024 We know that all parents want their children to have access to an education.  We invite you to be Together on Tuesday, April 2 at 12:00 p..m. ET for IEPs and 504 Plans: A Education Primer to get your questions answered so......

  • We’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting a live online event on Tuesday, February 6th at 12:00 pm eastern for all patients and families living with undiagnosed or ultra-rare diseases. The focus of the meeting will be Patient Navigation at the UDNF: Meet the......

What the UDN offers patients like myself extends far beyond the obvious search for diagnosis and treatment. It offers a far more elusive gift; one that we struggle at times to find, and at other times to hang on to. One that we frequently abandon when caught in the throes of nihilistic despair.

It offers HOPE.

– Ingrid Kovitch, UDN Participant

Research

Undiagnosed Patient and Family Stories

Nikki Patrick

When my fourth child was born, a beautiful little girl named Felicity, I thought our family was complete. I had 4 beautiful children, a loving husband, and a happy successful life. I soon realized there was something amiss. My fairytale turned into every parent’s worst

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Mayra Ramos

As parents, all we want is for our kids to be happy and healthy. Unfortunately, that is not always how things turn out. My name is Mayra and I have three beautiful children. My oldest is 18, my middle child is 14, and my baby

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Michele Herndon

From the age of 12, our son Mitchell lived each day knowing that an unknown disease was slowly robbing him of his hearing, leg movement and sensation, and his overall independence. He was receiving care from neurologists and specialists at one of the top pediatric

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