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Lisa Kosak: Down to earth

Monday, May 6, 2013
  For 12 years, Lisa Kosak lived the high life: 7,000 feet above sea level in in the mountains of Eagle, Colorado. But in 2007, she began facing major health issues that no one seemed able to diagnose. The owner of two businesses, Kosak...
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"Mom will be walking with us" at Hero Walk in Virginia April 20

Wednesday, April 17, 2013
Although the 3rd Annual Alpha-1 Hero Walk, to raise awareness and funds to cure Alpha-1, was minus one very important participant this year, her spirit was there in the many who love her. This year's event took place at Deep Run Park in...
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Alpha Don Davis overcomes COPD, lives a full life

Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Don Davis grew up having asthma. A trip to the doctor’s office when he was 40 years old may have saved his life. “I noticed that I was getting out of breath much quicker than usual,” Davis remembered. “I told the doctor I...
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Angela Town – She never met an Alpha she didn’t like

Monday, November 12, 2012
“I have never met an Alpha I didn’t like.” The words leap off the screen on Angela Town’s AlphaNet coordinator “welcome” page. Long before Town knew anything about Alpha-1, she was an advocate for children with...
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Allergies or something else? Alpha Jean McCathern found she didn’t have asthma after 24 years of misdiagnosis

Tuesday, July 31, 2012
To Jean McCathern, it seemed that the barrage of allergies — to pollen, mold, dust mites and cats — arose out of nowhere. In 1980 McCathern, then a 24-year-old Air Force staff sergeant assigned to the National Emergency Airborne...
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Young Alpha receives unexpected present for Christmas

Wednesday, July 25, 2012
When Nathan Shelton was six years old, his mother Lora knew something was wrong with his health, because while most people didn’t notice, it was becoming more and more difficult for Nathan to keep up with his soccer team. He was constantly...
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Texas hold 'em, euchre tournament proceeds go to Alpha-1 Foundation research programs

Friday, March 30, 2012
CLARKSTON, Minn — The American Legion of Clarkston will sponsor a Texas hold ‘em and euchre tournament for Alpha-1 research on Saturday, Nov. 12. All of the proceeds will go to the Alpha-1 Foundation for its research programs. Those...
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Hundreds in Denver Get the Scoop on Alpha-1 and enjoy one of food writer’s favorite ice creams

Friday, March 30, 2012
DENVER — Hundreds of people enjoyed ice cream at Bonnie Brae Ice Cream the last week in May when Alpha Judy Simon, Colorado Alpha-1 support groups and many others celebrated “Get the Scoop on Alpha-1”. It was the sixth year for...
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Join us for the 3rd annual Paul Healy Memorial Golf Tournament

Friday, March 30, 2012
Enjoy a day of golfing with family and friends and help fund research for an Alpha-1 cure on August 8. Each year, Bob Healy puts together a golf tournament in memory of his brother, Paul Healy, who passed away from lung related Alpha-1. Paul...
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Former Baywatch star, mother, fashion designer and Alpha

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Melissa Biggs looks like a model – tall, blonde and athletic – or, at least looking at her, you might think she’s somebody you saw in a movie or on television. In fact, she’s all of those things. She plays in a tennis...
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Michelle’s photos tell all — Alpha-1 doesn’t get in her way!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Birds, reptiles and insects can be tough to photograph – great skill and patience is needed to capture their movements in nature, and you have to be pretty mobile to get close-up and aerial shots, right? Not if you’re Michelle...
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Joe is Not My Son

Tuesday, March 20, 2012
Meet Joe, a brash, intelligent — and fictional — teen who is the main character of the novel, My Name is Joe, by Richard Holloway, PhD, professor and Associate Dean of Student Affairs, Medical College of Wisconsin. Joe is cocky,...
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