Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1) is a genetic (inherited) condition – it is passed from parents to their children through their genes. Alpha-1 may result in serious lung disease in adults and/or liver disease at any age.
A lung-affected Alpha enjoys hiking up mountains when she is not on duty as a Cocoa, FL police officer.
Eight-year-old Lucas Johnson will raise awareness of Alpha-1 and money to find a cure during a fundraising event in his school.
The Alpha-1 Foundation awarded 14 grant recipients a record total of $1.9 million for their research projects.
A mother who is also a doctor has donated a portion of her liver to her son, who is a liver-affected Alpha.
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