Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis

Pinochle Night Brings Friends Together During Pandemic

By Fran Crotty My 85 year old mother splits her time between living at her Florida condo in the cool months and her Long Island, New York condo in the warm months. When in Florida, she plays in several bridge games each week. My brothers and sister have always been…...

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Fran Crotty’s Morning Routine: Prepare Inner Self to Create a Positive Start for the day

In April 2020, the VF ran an article about Fran Crotty, who was diagnosed in 1996 with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) and Crohn’s disease. Fran has managed to stay in remission for almost two decades and in the April article, she describes how faith and positivity have fueled her personal…...

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Brandon Hudgins Sets His Sights on U.S. Olympic Team Trials in 2020

Most days, professional distance runner Brandon Hudgins wakes up with a burning desire to reach the goals he’s dreamed of since he was 15 years old. But there have been days when the obstacles seemed insurmountable. At one point, in 2013, he quit running entirely and threw his gear in…...

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Brandon Hudgins Looks Ahead to New Season of Competitive Racing

Three years ago, professional runner, Brandon Hudgins, beat the challenges from his granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA, formerly Wegener’s) to qualify for the 2016 Olympic Trials in the 1500-meter run. Although he didn’t make the Olympic team, Brandon hasn’t lost his determination to race competitively and is keeping a hopeful eye…...

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Daniel Watson, MD, FACS – Minnesota Physician Honored With 2018 V-RED Honorable Mention Award for Early Diagnosis

Daniel Watson, MD, FACS and Nicole Shankey Daniel Watson, MD, FACS, an otolaryngologist at the Park Nicollet Clinic in St. Louis Park, Minnesota, has been named a recipient of the 2018 Excellence in Diagnosis (V-RED) Award from the Vasculitis Foundation, the world’s leading vasculitis support, education and research organization. The…...

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