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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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Topics: diagnosis        Categories: Patient Profiles

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Join us for the 2021 LAM Research Virtual Conference

Posted on August 15, 2021   |   

Please join us for the 2021 LAM Research Virtual Conference, Transforming our Understanding of LAM: The Path Forward, on Friday, August 20, 2021, at 11:00 AM ET (3:00 PM GMT). This workshop, chaired by Dr. Scott Budinger, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care in the Department of Medicine at Northwestern University Feinberg

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Topics: Research        Categories: Events
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Reuniting Our Unique Family

Posted on July 30, 2021   |   

As COVID restrictions ease and family gatherings resume, many of us are overjoyed at the chance to reunite, in person, with those who are most dear to us. We have missed so much due to limited human contact over the last 18 months. We have felt this deeply within the LAM community, where in-person meetings have been on hold, and with them, the meaningful tradition of bringing scientists, clinicians, and LAM patients together.

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Topics: LAMposium Research        Categories: News

COVID-19 Update for the LAM Community: Delta Variant, Vaccines, and Sirolimus

Posted on July 23, 2021   |   

Just when we thought we had overcome the threat of COVID-19, we are now reading reports about the highly contagious Delta variant, an increasing number of cases, and persistent questions regarding vaccine efficacy. Will it ever end?

If you find yourself with thoughts along this line, you are not alone. The reality is that the detection and subsequent spread of another variant of the novel coronavirus is a part of the natural evolution of this virus and a common survival strategy

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Topics: COVID-19 Sirolimus Vaccines        Categories: Educational Resources
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Join us for our 2021 Day of Giving

Posted on July 08, 2021   |   

Please join us on Thursday, September 9, 2021, for The LAM Foundation’s Day of Giving. 

Over the last 25 years, The LAM Foundation has hosted our largest fundraiser of the year during LAMposium: the Breath of Hope Gala. The highlight of the gala is the inspiring Fund A Cure auction – a powerful fundraising tradition that finds attendees raising their paddles, in pure generosity, to fund LAM research. In 2021, our digital

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Topics: DayofGiving FundACure        Categories: Events
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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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