Formerly called Wegener’s granulomatosis, granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) is a form of vasculitis—a family of rare disorders characterized by inflammation of the blood vessels, which can restrict blood flow and damage vital organs and tissues.

It is a rare disease that, like so many others, effects each person differently. In the first episode of this series, host Felicia Distad talks with her friend, Art Diaz, about all things chronic illness and specifically GPA.