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Warrior Alfie Starts to School

Alfie Milne’s parents, Mark and Tracy Milne, generously shared his story on our website earlier this year. At the time Alfie had been on Rapamune/sirolimus for a few months and had just received his walking frame. Now, Alfie has been on the drug for almost a year, since September 2011, and is doing remarkably well. “The change in his health

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Hagerstown Family Shares Story of Daughter’s Battle with Lympangiomatosis

  By MARIE GILBERT marieg@herald-mail.com 3:32 p.m. EDT, August 18, 2012* Most days, Alli Rogers is in pain. This is the reality of the young woman’s life as she battles a rare disease — one for which there is no cure. She has been in and out of hospitals, has had three surgeries, with the most recent requiring three blood

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Founder’s Award

Dr. Denise Adams, Recipient of the LGDA’s Founder’s Award The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) is pleased to announce that it made its 2nd Founder’s Award to Denise Adams, MD, Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics, Fellowship Director, Division of Hematology/Oncology, Medical Director, Comprehensive Hemangioma and Vascular Malformation Clinic, Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center. Jack Kelly, president of the LGDA,

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LGDA at the ATS International Conference

Each year at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society, the Public Advisory Roundtable hosts a day-long Patient-Family Forum where patients with chronic lung diseases and their families can share experiences with pulmonary doctors and one another, learn about how to manage their symptoms, and the latest in research and treatment for a variety of diseases. At the 2012

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Distinguished Achievement Award

American Thoracic Society – Public Advisory Roundtable Honors Member of LGDA Medical Advisory Council Each year at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society the Public Advisory Roundtable (ATS-PAR) presents the William J. Martin II Distinguished Achievement Award to a person who exhibits a passion for patients, an impressive history in public service, innovative spirit, and outstanding leadership skills.

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FAST Act

Washington D.C.—Recognizing that many patients either have no treatments available for their rare diseases or are using older therapies not designed for their disease and the need to update the Food and Drug Administrations decades-old Accelerated Approval regulation, Congressmen Cliff Stearns and Edolphus Towns on March 5, 2012, introduced House Resolution (H.R.) 4132, the bi-partisan bill known as the Faster

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You’re Invited! ATS-PAR Patient-Family Forum

As a member of the American Thoracic Society Public Advisory Roundtable, the LGDA is pleased to invite you to participate in the Patient-and-Family Forum, Saturday, May 19, 2012, during the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society at the Marriott Marquis in San Francisco, CA. For the first time lymphangiomatosis and Gorham’s disease will be featured at the Forum. During

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1st Annual Golf Outing

KEWASKUM, Wis. (LGDA News) – New friendships were forged, thousands of dollars were raised and a world record was broken at the first LGDA Golf Outing Sept. 24. Proceeds totaling about $18,000 went to the Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham’s Disease Alliance (LGDA) for research of these rare and debilitating diseases. Nearly 60 golfers and 50 more dinner attendees enjoyed a fun

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Who’s Who at ATS-PAR

Among the several scientific and medical societies and patient advocacy groups with which LGDA is affiliated is the American Thoracic Society through its Public Advisory Roundtable – Council of Public Representatives. LGDA president Jack Kelly and the LGDA were the subject of a feature article, “Who’s Who at ATS PAR,” on page 4 of the Mar/Apr 2010 edition of ATS-PAR News. This article is an excellent

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First Concensus Meeting on Lymphatic Anomalies

  Led by the outstanding efforts of two members of the Medical Advisory Council of the LGDA—Denise M. Adams, MD, Medical Director, Hemangioma and Vascular Malformations Clinic at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, and Steven J. Fishman, MD, Co-Director, Vascular Anomalies Center, Children’s Hospital Boston—the first Consensus Meeting on Lymphatic Anomalies was held at Children’s Hospital Boston on February 4, 2011. Patients

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