Extraordinary Patients

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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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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Erica Barram – Her Amazing Vasculitis Journey and the Phone Call that Changed Her Life

Thirty-two-year-old Erica Barram was just 22 when she was diagnosed with microscopic polyangiitis. Previously healthy, Erica didn’t know anything about autoimmune diseases until learning she had one. She was completely unaware about how many people have vasculitis. “I was very scared when I was first diagnosed. I was also very…...

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