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Hundreds wrongly told they are MS sufferers

FOR more than two decades, John Simper was resigned to a slow and painful death from multiple sclerosis.

Sheriff's deputy donating kidney to close friend


Holly's Story of Hope

Holly's personal page describing her APS diagnosis and loss of her daughter, Hope.

Stella Never Had A Chance


How men cope with miscarriage

John Itsagwede explains how he and his wife dealt with the pain of losing three babies

*Tina's New APS Articles and Information Page

This page is to replace her Blog page.

All I get is to lose my mind!


Sticky Blood: Tragedy and Hope


Hughes Syndrome: simple to treat but all too often ignored

Hughes Syndrome could be diagnosed by a simple blood test but remains dangerously under-diagnosed.

Christine's Story


Saved by a Little Pill


Sheriff's deputy donating kidney to close friend


APS Patient and Chorea

This is a link to videos of a young girl with APS who also has chorea due to the APS.

Having a New Disease


Living with Hughes Syndrome for past five years

by Zandy Dudiak. Woodland Area Progress Star. June, 4, 2003. Page 32. Featuring Maria Villiotti.

New Hope For MS Sufferers

Hazel Edwards was diagnosed with MS five years ago. She deteriorated rapidly and was paralyzed from the neck down. But after being correctly diagnosed by Professor Hughes as having sticky blood, she started treatment with warfarin. She is now so fit she goes to the gym four times a week.

Friends actress Cox has baby girl

Courtney Cox Arquette - best known for playing Friends character Monica Geller - has had a baby girl. The baby was delivered on Sunday morning and named Coco Arquette. The actress, who turned 40 on Tuesday, has struggled both on screen and in real life to have a baby, suffering a number of miscarriages in the past. Cox and film actor David Arquette, who married in 1999, have spoken about their battle for a baby and said they would try IVF in an effort to conceive. Cox is currently preparing for life without Friends with the sitcom ending after 10 seasons. This year's episodes followed her character Monica's attempts to adopt a child.

I was told I had MS - but the doctors were wrong

Jeremiah Johnston-Sheehan, a successful architect, was devastated when told he had multiple sclerosis. But four years later, he discovered that he had been misdiagnosed.

Duke Consortium Saves Sufferers of Deadly Clotting Disorders

An APS patient nearly died of his rare blood disoder until Duke doctors diagnosed and successfully treated him.

Lucky to be alive, 'The Monster' ready to study nursing

Stonewall Jackson senior Brittany Nunemaker, 18, of New Market, displays her excitement on the rear window of her car on her upcoming graduation. She suffers from a disease which causes excessive blood clotting. She overcame a near-death experience with the disease and was inspired to become a nursing student this fall at Massanutten Technical Center.

"Friends Star Expecting First Baby"

7 JANUARY 2004 Friends star Courteney Cox has announced she is looking forward to the birth of her first child. "We are confirming they are expecting," said her publicist, Nanci Ryder, who declined to give any further details. The happy news is especially significant for Courtney and her actor husband David Arquette, as they have experienced long-running fertility problems. The couple, who married in 1999, revealed last year that they were attempting to conceive via in-vitro fertilisation after suffering what they described as "many miscarriages". "I actually have done IVF. It's a wonderful thing that people can do in this day and age," said the actress. "And I'm lucky enough to be able to afford to do it. I think it's great and I will do it again." Courteney's pregnancy coincides with the last season of her sitcom Friends. In the final series her onscreen character, Monica, has been exploring adoption after being unable to conceive. When the shows are broadcast this spring, one of the most popular comedies in US television history will come to an end.

A Husband Recalls His Wife's Year Living with APS

written by Mike Stuart

A Story of Strength

written by Elaine McGonagle

A Successful APS Story ~ My 4 Miracles

written by Michele Balara

Alison's APS StoryMy Little Miracle

Written by: Alison Kavchok


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