Churg Strauss Syndrome

Dr. Robert Torrano Named V-RED Award Winner

The Vasculitis Foundation has chosen Dr. Robert Torrano, Allergy and Asthma Associates of Northern California, as the inaugural recipient of the Recognizing Excellence in Diagnostics (RED) Award. Dr. Torrano was nominated by two of his vasculitis patients: Susan McGourty, a resident of Paso Robles, and Suzanne DePaolis, a resident of…...

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Focus On What You Can Do

Three years ago this fall, I took a position coaching a high school golf team that has provided me great pleasure to this day.  I agreed to the position because I love golf, I love working with kids, and I knew that my own child would be joining the team…...

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Hope Gives Us Power to Choose our Outcome

If there was ever a time to practice what I preach, these past six months have become that time.  I am a psychologist who for the past 20 years has specialized in clinical and sport psychology.  I have worked with individuals, families, athletes and teams on overcoming adversities in their…...

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Ilya Peckerman Research Fund

WHAT WE ARE DOING The Ilya Peckerman Fund was created in 2010, in honor of Ilya Peckerman. The focus of our fundraising is awareness and education. Early detection and diagnosis of vasculitis is a key for prolonging and, ideally saving, a patient’s life. With education and early diagnosis in mind,…...

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Candace’s Story

My name is Candace Ross.  I was initially a member of the WG Support Group since 1988, which then became the Wegener’s Granulomatosis Association, and then the Vasculitis Foundation. I currently have three Facebook pages.  One is called “Working with Vasculitis” (a page for those of us who deal with…...

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