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How a LAM diagnosis changed a 17-year-old's life

Posted on April 28, 2022   |   
Author: Ronni Berke

When spring arrives, most high school seniors are gearing up for graduation, prom, and going away to college. Not so for 17-year-old Adrianaliz, who was in the hospital, unable to breathe. When she found out she had LAM, her heart shattered. The teenager spent her last two months of high school with a chest tube, missing her birthday and other memorable moments, including the final days of her beloved grandmother.

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Life with LAM | Brenda Esparza Solis

Posted on June 25, 2021   |   

Cosmetologist | Mexico 

“Since my LAM diagnosis, my life has changed completely. From leading to my divorce – because I was misunderstood by my partner – to learning to appreciate every second and every small thing that happens to me. Day by day, I appreciate life more. I don’t take it for granted. LAM also led to my issues with anxiety. That

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Topics: #WWLAM        Categories: Patient Profiles
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Life with LAM | Beverly Holtzman

Posted on June 18, 2021   |   

Lung Transplant Recipient | Canada

“Living with LAM has been eye-opening. One day you think you’re fine, and the next day you have a rare disease with no cure, and you will need a double lung transplant at some point. Before undergoing that double lung transplant in 2017, I had LAM for 15 years. While coping with the disease, I used to work

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Topics: #WWLAM        Categories: Patient Profiles
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Life with LAM | Maria Jose Salazar

Posted on June 11, 2021   |   

Sworn Translator and Interpreter | Guatemala City, Guatemala 

“I was diagnosed with LAM when I started to feel short of breath. Nothing else had happened to me, but two weeks later the real journey started. In a period of one week, I suffered two pneumothoraces and had pleurodesis performed. My world fell into pieces when I realized what was

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Topics: #WWLAM        Categories: Patient Profiles
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Life with LAM | Yvonne Chambers

Posted on June 04, 2021   |   

Talent Acquisition & Workforce Generalist | Seaside, California 

“I remember having chest pains about a year before my actual diagnosis and experienced shortness of breath for at least the last decade. My diagnosis came from an ER doctor after I was awoken by chest pains in the middle of the night. I thought I was having a heart attack. My

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Topics: #WWLAM        Categories: Patient Profiles