19 Feb '15, 4pm

“Faith, hope and endurance are imperative to living a life full of possibilities w/PNH” More:

“Faith, hope and endurance are imperative to living a life full of possibilities w/PNH” More:

“Faith, hope and endurance are imperative to living a life full of possibilities with PNH ,” says Emma Pritchett, who has lived with paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria for 20 years. “The diagnosis was a shock because the disease is so rare.” Emma and her husband Dennis, a scheduling manager for Carrier Transicold United Technologies, live in Watkinsville, Georgia. They were married in 1993 and were eager to start their family. They were elated when Emma became pregnant but soon noticed that she had become dangerously anemic. At 20 weeks, with a blood count as low as seven, she consulted with her doctor and was then referred to a hematologist . They were all baffled. Six weeks before her delivery date, Emma was put on bed-rest but soon her blood pressure shot up. She ended up going to hospital, in labor. Their son was born five and a half weeks early and Emma was in distre...

Full article: http://aamds.org/patient-chronicles/emma-pritchett

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