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Rare diseases, story of Veronica who no longer wants to be ‘invisible’

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Rare diseases, story of Veronica who no longer wants to be ‘invisible’

The backpack is for Veronica like the blanket for Linus: they are inseparable. But unlike the iconic object from the comic created by Charles M. Schulz, the backpack is truly vital for her: “Without it, I would have to stay at home attached to a pole and a pump for 16 hours and I couldn’t live.” Veronica, in fact, suffers from chronic intestinal pseudo-obstruction, a rare disease that affects the gastrointestinal system and which has deprived this young woman of the possibility of both eating and drinking.

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