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COVID-19 has highlighted the role of animals in public health and vaccine development, and animal research benefits each of us every day. Below are personal stories about diseases and medical conditions that have directly impacted individuals - both humans and animals. With each story, we highlight the animals that helped scientists understand the disease or condition and develop treatments and cures.  You may also view the stories on Facebook,  Instagram, and Twitter.

Watch Kirsten tell her story and read other stories below.

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