You have doubtless seen many of Raele Robison’s accomplishments touted on this site, including various presentations and awards. As you might imagine, this bright doctoral student is much more than could ever be captured by a pithy post or glowing photograph. However, it is unlikely you would ever imagine the depth of her challenges nor her character.
For further insight into both of these, we invite you to view Rae’s own words on the subject of her diagnoses of scleroderma and pulmonary hypertension, and how she perseveres as a brilliant and dedicated member of the Swallowing Systems Core.
Though we know words could scarcely capture our feelings, we just want to say how grateful we are for Raele’s presence in our life and in our lab. We welcome you to share your reactions in the comments below and continue to follow Rae’s journey as a doctoral student and social ambassador for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.