What the HHT?

A blog for the HHT community

Posts by Cathleen Kinnear

I was finally part of the 1%

This is a story that begins back in mid-summer of 2005, June 9th. Thirteen years ago, my brother, Robert, died from HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia). HHT is a very rare and chronic blood vessel disease with little awareness and funding. Currently there is no cure for HHT. An estimated 1.4 million people worldwide suffer from…

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Lifelong Battle

This is my wife, Renee’s story. Renee started her battle with HHT, unknowingly, as a young child.  After researching her history, with family members, it was determined that she started with nose bleeds at a very young age.  She went through the normal cauterizations, and attempted treatments by local ENT’s.  The treatments slowed the nose…

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Sharing to make a difference

Recently I had an amazing opportunity to share my HHT story with a group of researchers from Recursion Pharmaceuticals as well as local medical professionals in the Salt Lake city area. It all started by saying ‘Yes’ to a Facebook invitation. I saw on Facebook that Cure HHT was looking for a patient to volunteer…

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