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I have signed up to walk 25k in the Peak District for Alpha 1 Awareness UK because I want to raise awareness of this condition

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  • Event: Trekfest - The Peaks, 02 Sep 2017 to 03 Sep 2017

Alpha 1 Awareness UK

We spread awareness and fund research to help Alpha1 (AATD) sufferers in the UK

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My story:

I met my husband when he was in his early 40's when he was fit and healthy and playing football twice a week. He was diagnosed with Alpha 1 when he was 48 and by the time we married just 2 years later he was already struggling with his breathing. Just 9 years later he was on oxygen most of the day and a double lung transplant was his only chance of survival. In December 2013 he received the gift of life from a wonderful organ donor and now we are making the most of every day we have as a couple and with our family. 

We have already raised funds for the Freeman Heart and Lung Transplant Association and now want to raise money for the Alpha 1 awareness charity so that more research can be carried out to find a cure for this condition and save many lives. 

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Thank you for taking the time to read this.

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