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Abram Iman: Gift of Peace & Good Will

Abram Iman: Gift of Peace & Good Will On Dec. 17th, 2011, Abram Iman celebrated his 10th birthday by making gifts for seriously ill children. These weren’t just any gifts, but carefully crafted, heartfelt gifts that Abram says – “just made me happy.” The shy, soft-spoken boy

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Adrenal Insufficiency United and First Responders: Creating Awareness to Save Lives

Adrenal Insufficiency United and First Responders: Creating Awareness to Save Lives AIU attended the EMS Conference in Denver, CO back in May of 2012. Fire Rescue International attendees heard us call out…..”Can we share some information that could save a life?” Of all the opening lines, this one

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Addie’s Adrenal Crisis

Addie’s Adrenal Crisis My 5 year old daughter Addie has been adrenal insufficient since birth. Not long ago Addie had been playing all day acting fine, then that evening about 6:00 p.m. she started to complain of a small bellyache. I never thought anything about it because she

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Growing up with Adrenal Insufficiency

Growing up with Adrenal Insufficiency  I was diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency, when I was seven years old. All I remember about that time is going to the doctor a lot and having to get my blood drawn, which like any kid, I detested. I was extremely lucky

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Five Challenges with Cushing’s Disease

Five Challenges with Cushing’s Disease       Challenges are unique to every individual, but when you stop to think about what a person with Cushing’s has to go through every day, you run into challenges you wouldn’t expect with a healthy person. Today I’ll talk about

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Would You Move?

Would You Move? Two years ago, I passed out during adrenal crisis. When I did, I was visiting my then long distance boyfriend on the opposite side of the state, the less populated side. We did figure out at that time that my living with him as

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Another Birthday, Another Year Sick

Another Birthday, Another Year Sick I turn 27 on Tuesday.  That is the age that my mom was when I was born.  I am now half her age.  By this time in her life, she had her dream job, a house, a husband, and a new baby.

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The Horrible, Hideous Monster

The Horrible, Hideous Monster By Tricia Godt Borchardt It attacked me. It gradually took over my body and changed my appearance and I thought there was nothing I could do about it. I thought it was normal. I thought I just needed to work harder on my

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Mother, Wife and Friend

I wanted to share my story so that it might help others get diagnosed: I had a pituitary Macroadenoma removed in 1997 because it was pressing on my optic nerve. Years later I was blessed to have my beautiful twins Alyssa and Anthony in 2002. During my pregnancy

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The Importance of Perception

The Importance of Perception Written by Amber  I recently read a study conducted in 1999 by The British Psychological Society. The full study can be found here, however I will provide a brief summary for those not overly excited by statistical analysis. The goal of this study was

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250,000 Americans are diagnosed with adrenal insufficiency. 6,000,000 more are considered to be adrenal insufficient yet remain undiagnosed.

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