Our IDF Walk (Denver) - Team Stars & Stripes - XLA Awareness

Stars & Stripes

Stars & Stripes

Our team is in support of our son, Jake Cameron, who was diagnosed in early 2020 with X-linked agammaglobulinemia (XLA), also known as "Bruton's Disease".

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IDF Walk for PI is first and foremost an awareness campaign to champion the Immunocompromised to include those living with PI. Secondly, the initiative is a fundraising campaign to fund much-needed research, advocacy, and services aimed at shortening the time to diagnosis and improving the access to quality and affordable healthcare.

"Dr. Ogden Bruton was a pediatrician at Walter Reed Army Hospital in the early 1950s when he first saw a young boy presenting with recurrent lung infections. Testing revealed that the boy had no circulating antibodies in the blood, making it difficult for his body to fight infection. The boy’s disease became known as X-linked a-gammaglobulin anemia – or Bruton’s Agammaglobulinemia – and its identification was heralded as an important medical discovery, even being featured as such by TIME magazine in 1953."

"X-Linked Agammaglobulinemia (XLA) was first described in 1952 by Dr. Ogden Bruton. This disease, sometimes called Bruton’s Agammaglobulinemia or Congenital Agammaglobulinemia, was one of the first immunodeficiency diseases to be identified. XLA is an inherited immunodeficiency disease in which patients lack the ability to produce antibodies, the proteins that make up the gamma globulin or immunoglobulin fraction of blood plasma."


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