Familial Hypercholesterolemia story

Personal Story from Advocate for Awareness of living with Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

Jessica’s Story

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For Seven Years I Thought I had a Perfectly Healthy Child

When Jessica’s father died of a heart attack at the young age of 54, she didn’t know the reason could be genetic. “He was a stubborn man who never went to the doctor,” explains Jessica. But when the doctors told her that her total cholesterol … Read More →


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Gradney Family Story - Familial Hypercholesterolemia and high Lipoprotein(a)

None of us have to be there again

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My name is Kristen Gradney, and I am the Senior Director of Children’s Health at Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. My husband, Chad Gradney, was diagnosed with familial hypercholesterolemia (FH) in 2013.
I’m also a mother to the two most amazing children, … Read More →


Susan's Elevated Lipoprotein(a) Story

The More We Understand, The Better Prepared We’ll Be: Susan’s Story

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Susan Riley’s personal journey with elevated Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), has just begun, but her immediate family’s been living with it for years.
Riley got her own Lp(a) test results back recently – just in time for the first-ever Lipoprotein(a) Awareness Day. She was surprised to learn her levels … Read More →


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