Children with rare diseases are the "orphans of medicine". Often, it takes years until their correct diagnosis; many diseases are still unsought and they cannot be treated or only insufficiently. More than 7,000 rare diseases are currently known and in Germany, annually over 2,000 children die from the consequences. Their fate is neither in the focus of the pharmaceutic industry nor in the focus of the general bio-medical research. The Care-for-Rare Foundation lights a beacon of hope and takes care of the orphans of medicine - independent from their origin and the financial situation of their parents. It has the vision that no child has to die of its rare disease!