Do you know why we refer to ourselves as ZEBRAS?

Here is the explanation from The IDF. 

‘The primary immunodeficiency community often identifies with zebras. This is based on an old saying. In medical school, many doctors learn the saying, “when you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras” and are taught to focus on the likeliest possibilities when making a diagnosis, not the unusual ones. However, sometimes physicians need to look for a zebra. Patients with PI are the zebras of the medical world. So IDF says THINK ZEBRA!
Patients and family members can be seen wearing zebra striped clothes and using accessories adorned with black and white stripes. Children identify with zebras and it has been a way for children with PI to describe their disease to others—they are like zebras’.

 

2 Comments

  • young Posted August 13, 2017 11:50 pm

    Εxcellent post. I am dealing witһ many of theѕe issues as well..

    • mm
      Carol Miletti Posted August 15, 2017 5:38 am

      It’s challenging isn’t it?
      Sorry that you are dealing with so much
      C

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