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Advances in the study of HHT provide hope.

Donald Scheele
My father, Donald Scheele, passed away in 2003 at the age of 77. Like so many others who suffered from HHT, he struggled for so many years with nose bleeds, transfusions, ablations and a host of other issues. Also, like so many others, his HHT was not properly diagnosed for many, many years. But my father rarely complained even while HHT was slowly wearing him down. The most difficult part was seeing how it was impacting my late mother who was his primary care giver. My mother made it a point to educate herself and the family about HHT. And thanks to the HHT Foundation and their newsletter, we learned quite a bit about HHT and the work that was being done to learn even more about the cause and the drive for a cure. My mother and father would be happy to know that there have been so many advances in the study of HHT and that so many more people can be properly diagnosed and treated. It is our hope that eventually a cure will be found so that others will not have to suffer the ill effects of HHT. And we thank the HHT foundation and all doctors and people involved in making that goal a reality.

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