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Jonathan Maidment completes a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail raising awareness and funds for Alpha-1

Jonathan Maidment completes a thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail raising awareness and funds for Alpha-1
Wednesday, October 16, 2019
October 16, 2019 – Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail (PCT) for the past seven months. Jonathan Maidment completes his journey to raise awareness and funds for Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). Holding up his Alpha Angels flag to honor those that have lost their battle to this condition, Maidment, a 24-year-old from Connecticut, took each of the 2,650 miles of this long-distance trail...
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Escape to the Cape 2019: Team Alpha-1 at its best

Escape to the Cape 2019: Team Alpha-1 at its best
Sunday, October 6, 2019
Even though the bike trek started with heavy hearts due to the very recent passing of two amazing Alpha volunteers, Susan Binnall and Alyce Yout, Team Alpha-1 pushed through and dedicated the ride to them: “Alyce & Sue This Rides for You.” Their love for the community shone through in the sunshine experienced every day on Cape Cod, Massachusetts. "The Cape’s...
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Two years have passed since the liver transplant surgery that saved Jude Ward’s life

Two years have passed since the liver transplant surgery that saved Jude Ward’s life
Thursday, July 11, 2019
Almost two years have passed since Nicole and Josef Ward’s son, Jude, had a liver transplant due to Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency (Alpha-1). You can read that story by clicking here. Most people diagnosed with Alpha-1 don’t exhibit symptoms until they reach adulthood, when underproduction of the alpha-1 antitrypsin protein leads to complications in the lungs and eventual...
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Alpha friend and leader Jim Quill passes away

Alpha friend and leader Jim Quill passes away
Monday, January 14, 2019
It is with a heavy heart that the Alpha-1 Foundation shares the passing of a dear friend and leader, James Quill on Sunday, January 13th, 2019 in Bluffton, South Carolina. He was 67. Jim was on the Alpha-1 Foundation Board of Directors since 2012 and recently served as the Vice Chair and Treasurer. He was a dedicated AlphaNet Coordinator for 10 years and retired as the General Manager for...
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Alpha Jonathan Maidment hikes the Pacific Crest Trail

Alpha Jonathan Maidment hikes the Pacific Crest Trail
Thursday, May 17, 2018
This story appears in the Spring 2018 issue of Alpha-1-To-One Magazine. Subscriptions are free. Determined and driven are the first two adjectives that come to mind when you get a grasp of the endeavor that 23-year-old Jonathan Maidment has assumed for the last four years. His inspiration knows no boundaries, and his determination has turned every obstacle into a triumph. Back in 2014,...
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Teresa Kitchen in the spotlight for National Nurses Week

Teresa Kitchen in the spotlight for National Nurses Week
Friday, May 4, 2018
Teresa Kitchen, RN, was mixing Terry Young’s augmentation infusion when he got the call: his new lungs had arrived, and he needed to rush over to the hospital for his transplant. Barnes Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO, was right across the street from Young’s temporary housing, but Young – the first AlphaNet coordinator and later its first general manager, who at the time...
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Happy 25th transplant anniversary to Mary Pierce

Happy 25th transplant anniversary to Mary Pierce
Monday, April 2, 2018
This is an excerpt of a story that originally appeared in the Spring 2013 issue of Alpha-1-To-One Magazine. Mary Pierce was diagnosed with Alpha-1 on her 40th birthday, Feb. 16, 1987. She’d been home sick from work for about a week when she got a call from her new primary care doctor who ran a small practice in the little town of St. Joseph, Michigan. Both her parents were...
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Celebrating Women: Susan Stanley and Sandy Lindsey

Celebrating Women: Susan Stanley and Sandy Lindsey
Saturday, March 31, 2018
During Women’s History Month, we are featuring the stories of women who help make the Alpha–1 community great. When Alexandra “Sandy” Lindsey, Susan Stanley, and John Walsh met one another in the early 1990s, they quickly became fast friends, despite their disparate personalities. Stanley was a diminutive dynamo, energetic and gregarious. Lindsey was an elegant woman...
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