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‘You got blood on your face, you big disgrace’

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…

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Courage

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…

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HHT in the News: “World Rare Diseases Day: Three people on how their unusual conditions affect their lives” (Article 3)

MacGinty, Michael - Irish Times

February 27, 20202 | Irish Times | by Sylvia Thompson – “Michael MacGinty from Letterkenny, Co Donegal, says that watching family members having serious unexplained nose bleeds has been part of his life for as long as he can remember. “My earliest memories are of my grandmother constantly clutching a handkerchief that was blood-stained. My…

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It’s Hard being Rare!

My name is Jerica. I’m a mother, daughter, friend, and fighter. So Many Possibilities…So Little Answers My fight started back in February 2019, when my gynecologist ordered an ultrasound for some abdominal pain. I was living in fear of having cysts on my ovaries. The test came back normal and my gynecologist referred me back…

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Just Breathe – Battling HHT

It has been sometime since I have been able to contribute to the Cure HHT blog. Needless to say, the road has been challenging. I am excited to be able to partake in this journey with my fellow bloggers and readers once again; and share the many issues, obstacles and pertinent lessons learned along the…

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