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December 23, 2014

TOPIC: Advocacy, Featured News, Patient Stories, Patients & Members, Research

Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia Type 1: One Family’s Fight

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Vanessa Devore’s father, Octavio Armenta was never diagnosed, and neither was her grandfather. Hailing from Guadalajara, Mexico, she represents a legacy of fighters against an unknown disease, as the pioneer in her family who received the first diagnosis.

Eleven years ago, Vanessa moved to Chicago, Illinois. While pregnant with twins, she began to experience some unusual symptoms. “I started to feel weird,”… Read More

December 18, 2014

TOPIC: Advocacy, Events, Featured News, Industry, Medical, Patients & Members, Press Releases, Research

The Will to Live and the Strength for a Cure

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The day Joshua Frase was born, his parents Alison and Paul, were given grave news about their newborn’s life – he most likely would not survive that day. His weakened muscles could not function normally which affected his ability to breathe on his own. Miraculously, Joshua survived, and when he was three-months old, a muscle biopsy revealed he had… Read More