This documentary has the power to help families searching for a cure and to end the Elephant Man disease irrevocably. Patient Number Five is being produced to save the lives of those diagnosed with Proteus Syndrome. With a new drug that is starting to show signs of efficacy (especially in children), there is reason to hope that doctors are on the verge of the first ever drug treatment.
- Documentary producers have worked side by side with the Proteus Syndrome Foundation to help raise money to support families in need, allowing them to take part in clinical trials, and bringing awareness to this rare disease
- Supporting this documentary will bring the recognition Proteus Syndrome deserves to the forefront, and aid in getting a drug approved for these patients
- Awareness of the disease could save lives and speed the process of diagnoses