Chordoma Foundation Executive Director, Josh Sommer, has been named by Forbes to its list of “30 Under 30,” 30 individuals under the age of 30 in each of 15 fields who are poised to change the world . “Josh is a courageous young man who refused to accept a bad hand lying down; he exemplifies the spirit of Forbes’ 30 Under 30,” said Forbes Executive Editor, Michael Noer.
Forbes collaborated with experts in diverse industries to develop a list of the brightest stars making waves in each field. Josh, representing Science & Healthcare, is highlighted on the Forbes website and in the upcoming edition of Forbes Magazine. In a video interview with Michael Noer, Josh spoke of the need to strategically allocate research dollars. “You have a lot of power,” Josh says of patients diagnosed with a rare disease.
Beyond recognizing Josh for jumpstarting the field of chordoma research and fighting to improve the lives of people affected by chordoma, his selection calls attention to the power patients have as a group. The Chordoma Foundation has made great strides under Josh’s leadership but this progress was only possible with the support of many chordoma patients, family members, and friends, and the generosity of the Foundation’s many donors. The story of the Foundation is not one person’s – it’s the story of many people who care about improving the lives of chordoma patients coming together to cure an otherwise neglected disease.
The Foundation is only as powerful as the supporters who stand behind it, and, given the rarity of chordoma, everyone in our community counts. Find out how you can help continue the momentum with these ways to take action »