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Allison FH Awareness Fundraiser

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THE STORY:

As many of you know, my family is personally impacted by familial hypercholesterolemia (FH). My dad, myself, both of my siblings, some of my nieces/nephews, and grandparents as well. 90% of people with FH don't even know they have it. I am excited to have joined with the FH Foundation to raise awareness and save lives!

I have the rarer condition of HoFH, which is why I had to have an aortic valve replacement and coronary artery bypass at age 28, and why I had a heart attack and second bypass at age 35. Due to lifelong exposure to extremely high cholesterol levels, a low-fat diet isn't enough for people with FH! Everyone who has FH, regardless of type, is at a higher risk of heart disease at an earlier age.

I was diagnosed at age 5 and began lifelong medications at that time.  In my twenties, unable to get my cholesterol levels to acceptable levels on maximum medication, I began a treatment known as apheresis (similar to dialysis, a machine removes cholesterol from your blood over the course of about 3 hours).  After 11 years of biweekly apheresis treatments, I am fortunate to now be benefitting from new medications that allow me to be free of the apheresis machine.

I have joined the FH Foundation as a Patient Advocate, with the goal to help others in my family and elsewhere who have this disease learn more about it, find better treatments, and hopefully avoid heart disease.

Thank you for considering supporting FH awareness and research!

Why should everyone want to “#KnowFH”? FH is a common life-threatening genetic disorder that leads to early and aggressive heart disease, the number one killer in the world. Approximately 30 million people are living with FH, yet over 90% are undiagnosed. The good news is, if diagnosed early and treated accurately, families with FH can live a healthy life.

Check out this recent news report from WDRB in Louisville, featuring yours truly for more information!

http://www.wdrb.com/story/33033589/doctors-warn-of-disease-that-can-affect-1-in-250-people-can-cause-heart-attacks-in-teens 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,525

MONEY RAISED
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  • Cat Davis Ahmed

    $24

  • Katherine Wilemon

    $24

  • Timothy Joe

    $24

  • Carole King

    $24

  • The Boedekers

    $120

  • Tom & Linda Mann

    $50

  • Deborah Caskey

    $50

  • Marilyn Krogerus Mays

     

  • Pat, Mr Pat and the Pitter Pats

     

  • Sybil Michael

    $25

  • Cheryl and Dennis Jones

    $100

  • Allison, Eric, Jude, and Aven Jamison

     

  • Ric and JoAnna Jamison

    $50

  • Tom and Brooke Backenson

    $50

  • Stewart Lussky

    $100

  • Alisa vonhartitzsch

    $25

  • Melanie and Jerry Ferguson

    $100

  • The Colone/Tao Family

    $109

  • Ashley N and Ron Reed

    $50

  • Tommy Mann

    $100

  • Ashley Hall

    $25

  • The Holland Clan

    $50

  • Meghan Pollard

    $50

  • Meggan, Drew, Hudson & Ellis Jamison

    $100

  • The Mudd's

     

  • Pete and Linda Dysert

     

  • Christian and Dennis Nutt

     

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305% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $1,525 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Christian and Dennis Nutt

Christian and Dennis Nutt

Allison Jamison 2 years ago

Pete and Linda Dysert

Pete and Linda Dysert

In honor of Allison Jamison 2 years ago

The Mudd's

The Mudd's

2 years ago

Meggan, Drew, Hudson & Ellis Jamison

Meggan, Drew, Hudson & Ellis Jamison

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Meghan Pollard

Meghan Pollard

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Holland Clan

The Holland Clan

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Ashley Hall

Ashley Hall

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tommy Mann

Tommy Mann

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ashley N and Ron Reed

Ashley N and Ron Reed

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

The Colone/Tao Family

The Colone/Tao Family

DONATION: $109

2 years ago