The official awareness week for PID World Awareness was April 22-29.
Recently the students, staff and school community of Wild Rose Public School came together in an effort to raise awareness of Primary Immune Deficiencies (PID). This disorder affects one of the families at Wild Rose and so we thought it would be nice to bring some attention to PID and those who live with it.
Students were treated to a presentation and videos on the subject and then went for a walk in celebration. All the while many of those in attendance were dressed in a zebra colors; the official mascot of PID, we even had our own zebra out for the day!
- There are more than 200 primary immunodeficiency diseases. Some are relatively common, while others are quite rare. Some affect a single cell or protein of the immune system and others may affect two or more components of the immune system.
- The most important function of the immune system is to protect against infection.
- People with primary immunodeficiency diseases have an increased chance of infections.
This may include infections that are difficult to cure, unusually severe infections, or infections with unusual organisms. The infections may be located anywhere in the body.
Thank-you to Principal Graham McGregor for submitting this wonderful story of supporting our students and families!