Alpha-1-To-One Podcast

Alpha-1-To-One Podcast

The Alpha-1-To-One Audio Podcast shares captivating personal stories of Alphas, caregivers, healthcare providers, researchers and others who help make the Alpha-1 community great.

Each monthly audio program will include their story - how they became involved in the Alpha-1 community, and what motivates them to continue their work.



March 2018 - Hiking for a Cure: Jonathan Maidment


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Featured interview

This month we sat down with Jonathan Maidment, a 23-year old Alpha, who raised more than $56,000 for the Alpha-1 Foundation’s research programs hiking the Appalachian Trail in 2014.

Now for 2018 the challenge has become bigger, as he is getting ready to hike the entire Pacific Crest Trail (PCT), also as a fundraiser for the A1F. The PCT is a long-distance hiking trail aligned with the highest portion of the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountain ranges.

To follow and share Jonathan’s hike along the PCT, please visit

Proceeds from the fundraising activities relating to Jonathan will be dedicated to research and programs of the Alpha–1 Foundation to find a cure for the rare genetic condition Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.

To contribute, visit

New segment: Ask the Alpha Doc

This month, we're also introducing a new segment - Ask the Alpha Doc, where various Alpha-1 specialists will answer your questions about Alpha-1 lung and liver disease. This episode, our guest doctor is Robert A. Sandhaus, MD, PhD, FCCP, from National Jewish Health in Denver, CO.

Submit your question to

This week's hosts

April's co-host is Angela McBride, director of corporate relations and community engagement at the A1F. She can be reached at 877-228-7321, ext. 233 or

Learn more about the Building Friends for a Cure program.

Maria Virginia Deliz is the A1F's digital media manager. You can reach her at


February 2018 - A Caregiver's Storyplus

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On the inaugural episode of the Alpha-1-To-One Podcast, this month's host, Maria Virginia Deliz, sits down with caregiver and Alpha-1 Foundation Director of Community Programs, Cathey Horsak.

Horsak shares the story of how she became involved with the Alpha-1 community after her husband's death due to liver disease caused by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. She also shares why caregivers to play a major role in helping Alphas.

Cathey Horsak: 800-245-6809 or


Thank you to our generous program sponsors.

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