What the HHT?
A blog for the HHT community
I have had nosebleeds ever since I was 5 years old. These nosebleeds aren’t your normal nosebleeds – I get them every day, sometimes more than once a day. On January 31, 2020, I was diagnosed with a very rare genetic condition called Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT for short). I had lots of tests to…Read More
Man, I don’t know where to start, so I’ll just jump right in: HHT (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia) is a rare illness and I’m one of the people who has it. As a survivor, it is my duty to share my story — Life is Complicated I already had a complicated medical history—asthma, Crohn’s disease, depression—so…Read More
Currently, one of the most prized possessions our kids have is the Queen Greatest Hits CD. When Eleanor was a baby, we played Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen or the Muppets version for her every time she needed an echo or to have a test done at the hospital. The love of Queen passed to Theo and the CD is queued up in the car ready to go. Right now, We Will Rock You is…Read More
My first time learning about HHT was in 2016 when I was diagnosed with the disease at the young age of 43. I had suffered a fall from my horse that landed me at the Wellington Orthopedics Ward in New Zealand. During my admission, I was seen by a specialist, who had attended a seminar on a rare disease called HHT–just two days prior. He noticed I had ‘red spots’ on…Read More
Sometimes lessons of courage come from the smallest of humans. Anthony was only 7 years old when we discovered he had an eight-centimeter AVM in his brain! Six months prior to this discovery, Cure HHT had published guidelines on how to treat pediatric patients with HHT. At the time, Anthony was being followed by our…Read More