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Prior Meeting Photos:
Tiffany & Genesis
Ann, Maria & Celia
Hello! Welcome to the Chicago Alphas Winter Webletter! Thank you for checking us out! My name is Cindy Wilson. I am an alpha and I live in the City of Chicago. After waiting only 8 months, on October 8, 2008, I received a single right lung transplant! I started the Chicago Alphas support group so that I could share information with and learn information from other people dealing with the genetic disorder, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. My pledge to all people who attend the support group meetings is to provide a nurturing, helpful and caring venue where alphas, family members, caregivers and others can come together and share knowledge and information with one another. Enjoy your visit!
The Chicago Alphas do not meet during the winter months due to the difficulty so many Alphas have functioning in the severe cold. We look forward to resuming our support group meetings in the Spring, sometime in April or May. Once the date has been determined, it will be posted on this webpage and added to the Chicago Alphas Meeting Calendar.
RHAMC features Chicago Alphas
The Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago features the Chicago Alphas Support Group in their Winter Inspirations publication. Be sure to check it out!
Chicago Alphas Meeting Calendar
Thoughts to Ponder . . .
My Recent Transplant
Want to read my about my transplant journey? www.carepages.com
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10 Compassionate Questions With Cindy Wilson
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Story & Article Submissions
If you have an Alpha-related story you would like to submit for consideration on the Chicago Alphas webpage, please e-mail it to: Cindy Wilson (email@example.com).
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Strickly Alpha Resource Links:
Alpha-1 Advocacy Alliance
Donate Life Illinois
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Other Lung and COPD Resources:
American Thoracic Society (ATS)
American College of Chest Physicians (CHEST)
American Association for Respiratory Care (AARC)
Journal for Respiratory Care Practitioners
Respiratory & Allergic Disease Foundation
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