If we turn back the clock to when Jasper was diagnosed with alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD), our minds were in disbelief and our hearts were heavy.
Megan Adams, AATD Contributor
Megan Adams recently discovered that her family tested positive for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). This discovery came after her son, Jasper, was diagnosed with the ZZ phenotype at 8 weeks of age. With that knowledge, Megan began her quest to learn all she could about alpha-1 and join the broader cause to cast light on the disease. Her column captures everyday life caring for an alpha-1 patient, offering valuable insights to help healthcare providers manage their treatment plans.