“I’m not going to allow this disease to hinder my ambitions.”
Lindsay focuses on a healthy lifestyle, works out daily and maintains a balanced diet. She is enrolled in two Alpha-1 clinical research programs which monitor her progress/any potential changes in her disease. Through the program, she gets a full spectrum of blood work and tests including an ultrasound every 6 months with Dr. Teckman. These tests ensure her Alpha-1 is under control and she is gratified to know she is part of a study seeking to learn more about Alpha-1. As Lindsay said, “I feel I’m doing my part in providing any and all information I can to help further necessary research, with the hope that one day there will be a CURE!”
Alpha-1 hasn’t slowed Lindsay down. She has an adventurous spirit and loves to travel. She has been to Alaska, San Francisco, St. Thomas, St. John, Tortola, Bahamas, Paris, and London. The love of travel was taken to a new level, professionally and personally, when Lindsay moved from St. Louis to Phoenix 2 ½ years ago for a job and is currently a Technical Project Manager for a software company.
Lindsay thanks both Dr. Jeffrey Teckman and Dr. Bruce Bacon for always being there to support and care for her, and answer any questions/concerns she’s ever had.
Lindsay’s hope for the future is that through research, a cure will be found. Currently, the only cure for Alpha-1 is a liver transplant and she looks forward to the day when a transplant is not the only option. How can you help? In Lindsay’s words “any donation, no matter how large or small, is greatly appreciated to ensure research continues and we can find a cure!”