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Share Your Story

Are you a patient with a story to share? The VF would like to hear from you. Visit our Share Your Story webpage and fill out / submit the form to the VF....

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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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Abby – Triathlete with GPA, Coached by U.S. Olympics Hopeful Brandon Hudgins,
Declares Victory Over Vasculitis

On Sunday, July 22, Abby woke up in Lake Placid, New York, a village in the Adirondack Mountains known for its picturesque natural environs—trees, trails and lakes—and for being the site of the 1932 and 1980 Winter Olympic Games. It was an important day for Abby, a psychologist from Alexandria,…...

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Brandon Hudgins – Victory Over Vasculitis Update: Brandon Battles Back

On a hot, muggy evening in July, Brandon Hudgins competed in the Liberty Mile in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and finished third, ahead of one longtime rival, but behind two others. “My times weren’t very fast due to the sweltering conditions,” Brandon recalled, “but the effort was there. I fought off many…...

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Ximena Romo Quintana – Raising Awareness and Impacting the Health Care System in Chile through Fundación Vasculitis Chile

Ximena Romo Quintana is leading the Fundación Vasculitis Chile’s campaign to improve early diagnosis of vasculitis in Chile. My name is Ximena Romo Quintana. I was born in Concepción, which is 500 kilometers south of Santiago, the capital of Chile, and where I have lived since 1988. I studied at…...

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