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Watch the 28th Annual Alpha-1 National Conference from home

Watch the 28th Annual Alpha-1 National Conference from home
Tuesday, June 18, 2019
The Annual Alpha-1 National Conference is the largest annual gathering of Alphas, their families, leading healthcare professionals, including researchers, physicians, scientists, respiratory therapists, nurse practitioners, and industry representatives in the world. It is a highly anticipated annual event with educational sessions given by experts and leaders in the Alpha-1 Antitrypsin...
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Go, Dad, Go!

Friday, March 16, 2012
John Kelley tackles the grueling Ironman competition to raise money and awareness for Alpha-1, all for his sons and the Alpha-1 community he loves so much. He battled the Pacific seas, gusty winds, and the stifling heat of the lava fields. But...
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John Taylor: No mountain’s too high now

Friday, March 16, 2012
On a sunny day in July, John Taylor hiked along the Continental Divide, reaching 12,005 feet, where the air is too thin for trees to grow. He looked at the mountainside, dotted with specs of color from hardy wildflowers. He took a deep breath,...
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“One of the Originals” Retires from AlphaNet

Friday, March 16, 2012
Joyce Finch has retired after more than a decade with AlphaNet, and although she does it with regret, she’s had more than her share of medical challenges in recent years. “It’s just time,” she says. One of the first...
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Juan Pino, 9/11 Survivor

Friday, March 16, 2012
At 40, Juan Pino was a man who knew how to live: he got up at six every morning, summer and winter, and ran six miles before breakfast, he took a long train ride from his home in Yonkers into New York’s Grand Central Station every...
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Moving Forward

Friday, March 16, 2012
As a child, Barden had asthma, and her family’s smoking made it worse – by age 10, she had decided she would never smoke, “even though I couldn’t verbalize it as a child, I managed to refuse to buy my mother...
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I hope you dance: the story of Kaitlin’s wedding

Friday, March 16, 2012
Lace-wrapped potpourri, heart-shaped soap and picture frames are among the most popular wedding favors, but for their wedding, Kaitlin Boyd and Patrick Kelly of Long Island, NY, wanted keepsakes that would make a lasting impression. So they...
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Team Player

Friday, March 16, 2012
While it’s not unusual to work out with equipment at a gym, that equipment is rarely an oxygen tank: but for Karen Erickson, a biotech employee from Thousand Oaks, California, strapping on that tank lets her push herself to the...
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Katie: She won’t let Alpha-1 or Breast Cancer slow her down!

Friday, March 16, 2012
When Katie Schwalbe’s older sister was diagnosed with Alpha-1 in 1995, she blew off getting herself tested – just because her sister had some health condition, why should she have it, too? Schwalbe even started smoking again. But...
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Super Alpha

Friday, March 16, 2012
Can a skinny 17-year-old girl be a Super-Heroine in a book full of villains? If she has no special powers? In the graphic novel world? Where all the good guys are like Superman, Batman or Wonder Woman? If it’s Katherine Arnoldi, she not...
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Ken: The Story Behind the Alpha-1 Angel

Friday, March 16, 2012
It might surprise you that a guy like me loves to do cross-stitch - I’m not really into crafts, I’m actually more of a hunter, an athletic type of guy, but having Alpha-1 has brought about many changes in my life, and led me to...
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Len Geiger lives “beyond your wildest dreams”

Friday, March 16, 2012
Len Geiger’s lung function isn’t normal, it’s better – so good, it even amazes the doctors who gave him the donated lungs he lives with. Before his transplant at age 43, Geiger scored as low as 15% on the FEV-1, the...
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Hair today, gone tomorrow

Friday, March 16, 2012
When Vicki Cameron met friends and fellow AlphaNet coordinators Liz Veronda and Doug Turley, in St Louis at the 2008 national Alpha-1 Association education conference, she mentioned that she was going to grow her hair out for a year, then donate...
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