Extraordinary Patients

Balancing School and Vasculitis: Perspectives from Students and Parents

Being a young adult with vasculitis is challenging enough, but trying to navigate through school while managing the illness demands extraordinary skills. We asked a cross-section of young adult patients (and some parents) how they found the balance between health and academics. “One of the hardest things for me as…...

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Creating Vasculitis Awareness in a Remote Corner of Ontario

A personal and professional mission for Dr. Michael Fernando and his wife, Patti Kemp. Michael Fernando, MD, is a family practice and emergency physician who lives and practices medicine in rural southwestern Ontario, Canada. Following medical school in the UK (Bart’s and the London School of Medicine), Dr. Fernando trained…...

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Brian Kilgarif: A Success Story in Using MobileCause to Raise Funds for Vasculitis

If you ever need a shot of motivation, just talk to Brian Kilgarif. Brian is raising money for the VF on behalf of his wife, Steph, who was diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) in 2002, when she was 16. His goals are to raise vasculitis awareness, and to honor…...

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GPA Extraordinary Patient Videos

VF Extraordinary Patient Stories are a series of patient video interviews. Their stories will educate and inspire you....

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