VF in the News

Surf-n-Santa 2010

Surf-n-Santa 10 Miler a Success! On Dec. 3-4, 2010, friends, family and members of the Hampton Roads VF Chapter, manned the beer sales table at the Surf-n-Santa 10 Miler race in Virginia Beach, Virgina. Over 5,000 runners dressed as Santa, elves and other holiday characters ran in the race. As…...

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Jessica’s Story

Jeanne and John are members of the Education Awareness Council representing Takayasu arteritis. Their daughter, Jessica, was only 14 months old when she began to have troubling symptoms that would later prove to be Takayasu arteritis. Jessica developed unexplainable high fevers, ear infections, and respiratory problems including asthma. She had tubes…...

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Andrew’s Story

Andrew is a member of the Education Awareness Council and represents Central Nervous System vasculitis, which he was diagnosed with in 2001 at the age of 58.  During his working years, Andrew was president and co-owner of a small plastic molding company in Cleveland, Ohio. He is now retired and…...

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Ken’s Story

My name is Ken. I’m better now, but I spent 12 months battling Churg Strauss Syndrome. I’m telling my story below in the hope that it will be helpful to others going through the same thing. Of course, these are just my personal recollections, they are not intended in any…...

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Joanne’s Story

Riding the Behcet’s Roller Coaster My name is Joanne.  When you’re 23, fresh out of college and just starting your first real job, you think that you have your whole wonderful life ahead of you. You have your friends, your boyfriend, a job that you like, your first car, and a cheap…...

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