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Lynn’s Story

My Churg Strauss (EGPA) Life I never feel why me? I feel why not me? CSS (Churg Strauss Syndrome/Vasculitis), now known as EGPA – Eosinophilic granulomatosis with polyangiitis – is an autoimmune disease which is incurable, progressive, and can be life-threatening. Fortunately, I was diagnosed relatively early, and I am…...

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Carrie’s Story

Carrie Gallagher is a wellness professional. So after being diagnosed with granulomatosis polyangiitis (Wegener’s) in 2012, she did the only thing she knew to do: Make lifestyle changes to help her live actively with the disease. “I do certain things to help myself besides traditional medicine,” she says. Gallagher had…...

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Vasculitis Night at the Harbourcats

Matt “Boomer” Zupanc is the P.A. announcer for the Victoria Harbourcats Baseball team on Vancouver Island, Canada. Matt, 21, was diagnosed with vasculitis as a toddler and over the past 20 years has faced many health challenges. Through all the tough times, the one constant thing has been his love…...

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Giving to Others Helps the Soul – Brian’s Story

Giving to Others helps the Soul Since being diagnosed in 2002, Brian Crenshaw has undergone 11 surgeries and five cardio conversions. But you’d be hard-pressed to know he has Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA/Wegener’s). “God has blessed me in ways I can’t begin to understand,” says the Cincinnati, Ohio resident. “So…...

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The Power of Transformation – Fran’s Story

The Power of Transformation It all started when my husband and I planned a dream vacation to Nantucket, with reservations at a quaint B&B on the island. Although I couldn’t wait for this get-away, I couldn’t seem to keep my eyes open to take in the beautiful view as we…...

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