Microscopic Polyangiitis

Kathy Olevsky: Enjoying Life in Remission from MPA and Pursuing Her Passions

After Kathy Olevsky was diagnosed with ANCA-associated microscopic polyangiitis (MPA) in 2009, it took her about a year to realize that she would never be the same person she was before she became sick. But when you read her story, you’ll see that this determined 62-year-old is not only surviving,…...

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VF Congratulates 2019 V-RED Winners, Program Participation Soars in Sixth Year

Two winners tied for first place and another received an honorable mention in the Vasculitis Foundation’s 2019 Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (V-RED) award program. With more nominations than ever before, the program, now in its sixth year, has grown into a powerful campaign that raises awareness about early diagnosis. Mark…...

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Sam and Helen Dodge: Feeling Hope in the Wake of a Vasculitis Diagnosis

Sam Dodge spent much of his working life as an ad cameraman, and he collects antique motion-picture cameras, so it’s not surprising that he thinks in terms of film metaphors. Sam was diagnosed last year with microscopic polyangiitis (MPA), and he describes the experience like this: “Sometimes I feel as…...

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VF Extraordinary MPA Stories

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

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