On May 7, 2019 FH Advocate, April Donelson, chose to spend her birthday on Capitol Hill, advocating to make familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) a public health priority with Florida and Texas Congressional leaders. April shared “Ryan’s story” to make sure everyone understands the importance … Read More
FH Advocate for Awareness
Looking back, it was a sunny day in July that would change my family’s lives forever. My Dad had just returned to the house after going for a walk. His face appeared pale, and he could not seem to catch his breath. He had slight chest pains and mild back pains. My mom thought it would be … Read More
Editor’s note: Today, Mike Smith shares how high cholesterol and heart disease took a toll on his family for generations. Until the day he had a proper diagnosis of familial hypercholesterolemia, and he knew he could manage it.
My story goes back longer than I can remember. I have a great … Read More
Familial Hypercholesterolemia can have devastating consequences – stealing people away from the people who love them. Today, we are honored to share this story from community member April Irene Donelson. April lost her fiancée to a sudden heart attack just months before they were to be married. … Read More