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My IDF Walk for PI Twin Cities Fundraising Page

Jill Elles

Jill Elles

Rick and I are thrilled to be participating in our third IDF walk for this great cause. Please help us support Immune Deficiency Foundation by making a contribution to our fundraiser and sharing this page with your family and friends. Every dollar we raise will advance Immune Deficiency Foundation's great cause!

Together, we can make a difference!

Rick's Story:
Rick was diagnosed with Primary Immunodeficiency - Common Variable Immune Deficiency in October 2018. The diagnosis come after he got very sick from salmonella positioning, which resulted in many complications. Since my diagnosis he has had weekly infusions of Immune Globulin to help maintain his health.

What is CVID? Rick does not have a functioning immune system, his body is unable to fight off common infections or retain vaccinations to protect me from illnesses and diseases. In return he needs to receive a blood plasma product to help give his immunity to common illnesses and disease he not protected against. He will need to get weekly infusions for the rest of my life to sustain a semi-normal immune system.

Covid19 has come with additional concerns for those with immune deficiencies. As all our worlds have changes due to this pandemic. We have approach this Covid19 challenge with great caution and our primary focus this past year has been to say safe and health.

We don't know what the future holds with this diagnosis as every person with CVID is different and have different ailments hence the zebra symbol. However we know we have the support and love of our family and friends.

Thanks for reading!

With love,
Jill & Rick


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