Life as a Zebra

Life as a Zebra Foundation brings visibility to invisible illnesses. This is done through raising funds for research, advocacy projects, speaking engagements, working with our youth about the importance of compassion and empathy, and providing support to medical “zebras.” In medical school, students are taught to diagnose patients based on the condition that’s most likely. This idea goes along with the saying, “When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras.” The “horses” are the likely diagnoses, while the “zebras” are less likely. A medical zebra, then, is a person with a difficult to diagnose, often invisible, medical condition. 100% of the profits will be donated to Life as a Zebra Foundation!