ashanthi de silva
 Ashanthi De Silva is a writer and the Rare Disease Editor for The Mighty, focusing on strengthening connections and building resources within the rare disease community. As a medical writer, she writes regularly about new developments in the field of endocrinology. Her passion for connecting others and raising awareness about issues facing patients today continues to drive her work, and she looks forward creating safe spaces and advocating for progressive policies that will facilitate change within her communities.
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The Rare Advocacy Movement (RAM) is a patient advocacy initiative focused on documenting the evolving complex structure and unique dynamics of the rare disease patient advocacy landscape. RAM serves as a Center of Insight (COI) for those interested in participating in collaborative patient advocacy initiatives and working groups within the rare disease industry. The RAM membership is comprised of a network of patient advocacy professionals that have vowed to abide by the established Code of Conduct for Membership.