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The FH Foundation Raise Awareness

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Colleen McCready

THE STORY:

Hi, I'm Colleen, and I have FH, which is an easier way to say Familial hypercholesterolemia.
It's different from lifestyle induced high cholesterol as its genetic. I have faulty genes.
It's life threatening as my chance of heart attack is 20x the norm.
It's underdiagnosed, more than 90% of people have no idea they have it!
And it's treatable, as there are many drugs to take for it, and more promising drugs coming on the horizon.
I'm asking for your donation as I am a patient advocate for The FH Foundation, and I am doing my part in raising awareness of this disease but I need your help! We have alot of work to do.Less than ten percent of people who have FH, know they have it! Lifetime exposure to high cholesterol levels can cause heart attacks.If you can be diagnosed early, you can have the same life expectancy as a normal person. I knew at 14 I had high cholesterol, but thought it was normal.I wasn't treated until my 30s. My chance of having a heart attack is high. My goal is to make FH a household name, so everyone is tested &treated;, from a young age.So they can lead a normal life.

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