Kate’s Story

My name is Kate and I was diagnosed with Churg-Strauss vasculitis in April of 2000. Over the last 12 years I have had several surgeries including two which removed pieces of both my left and right lungs. Over the past seven years I have been involved with research studies and clinical trials that the Vasculitis Foundation has fully supported. Three years ago I was in a coma and needed newer medicines that could treat my disease and help me to try and live a somewhat normal life. The Vasculitis Foundation helps support research and clinical trials that I would not be alive without. Co-Founding the Annual Western Massachusetts Vasculitis Foundation Golf Open is my own way of giving back. Please donate to the Vasculitis Foundation today, and you will be providing hope to people just like me.

Thank you!

Published: December 2012

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