Extraordinary Patients

Ronnie Saunders – Student Athlete Inspired to Excel by the Vasculitis Foundation’s Victory Over Vasculitis Campaign

For our final Vasculitis Foundation Patient Profile of 2018, I had the pleasure of sitting down with Ronnie Saunders, a senior at Wheeling Park High School in Wheeling, West Virginia. Like many of the other young vasculitis patients I’ve met over the past two years working with the Vasculitis Foundation,…...

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Marianne Vennitti – Former Fitness Professional Diagnosed with Cryoglobulinemia Now in Remission

In 1998, Marianne Vennitti, a Cherry Hill, New Jersey wife, mother, and fitness professional, suddenly started experiencing a rash of unusual symptoms—chronic fatigue, body pain, and even mental confusion. When she sought medical help, doctors considered a wide variety of possibilities including fibromyalgia and Lyme disease. Unfortunately, none of the…...

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Takayasu’s Patient Desiree Kim Invites Vasculitis Patients to Consider Qigong

Are you a warrior? No doubt, you are. We are all unique warriors, on this journey of journeys with a vasculitis diagnosis. The kind of warriors that despite pain, scars, and drudging, we keep going, keep fighting, keep living. Yet, at times, on this mountainous journey we feel powerless, defeated…...

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