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Redding student raising awareness for rare genetic diseases

A Redding high school freshman is hosting a Rare Genes Bike-A-Thon to spread awareness about a disease her two brothers have.

Posted: Feb 22, 2021 6:55 PM
Updated: Feb 22, 2021 7:41 PM

REDDING, Calif. - A Redding high school student is raising awareness for rare genetic diseases by putting on a bike-a-thon.

High school freshman 15-year-old Chloe Wilder is hosting a Rare Genes Bike-A-Thon. For Wilder, it’s something that hits close to home.

Two of her brothers actually have a rare genetic disorder called Wolf Hirschhorn Syndrome. Wilder wants to spread awareness to the community about rare genetic diseases in kids, which is why she’s putting together the bike-a-thon and inviting the community to join.

“To show everybody that kids with rare genes are just like any other kids,” Wilder said. “Everybody has their own personal genes and that kind of gives us all our own rare genes.”

The Rare Genes Bike-A-Thon is virtual and will also be live-streamed on Friday.

The Bike-A-Thon kicked off on Monday and goes until Friday.

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