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Why the banana?

It takes you by surprise when you see it!  Wilson Disease takes many patients by surprise too.  Many patients live normal happy lives until suddenly, with no warning,  they are stricken.  Often critically ill and on death’s door.  They looked normal and healthy on the outside but on the inside something was very wrong that was undetected. Wilson Disease patients absorb minerals from their diet, in particular Copper.  Our patients have a mutation that prevents the proper removal of excess copper.  The result is terminal if not treated.  Our patients present the disease in many ways.  At this stage in the disease some patients die, some need liver transplants, and the lucky ones being treated by experienced Wilson Disease practitioners live and come back to live normal lives with a protocol, diet, and medications.  The patients’ siblings must be tested for the disease because it is genetic.  At this time we don’t know what will happen to each patient.  Our research project called the Patient Registry will find answers like that.  

We also ask, that if our message touches your heart to donate now to the first research project of its kind in the world.  We have no government funding.  We have three billboard ads running that were kindly donated by Interstate Outdoor Advertising, LP.  We are using the total donations for each one to determine which billboard was liked best.  This donation link is for the banana billboard.

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This section is about you, the donor.  We use the information to send your tax receipt and thank you.  Your email address is the easiest method for us to tell you important informaton.  Your mailing address muight be used if you are a member receiving the Copper connection newsletter or for those with no email address.


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Jean P. Perog
Jean P. Perog President
Jean is a retired CPA living in Merritt, British Columbia. She has WD and has a brother with WD. Jean also served as Treasurer of the Wilson Disease Association and is an active volunteer in her community.
Carol Terry
Carol Terry Vice President
Carol was diagnosed in 1973 with WD and is a retired US Government accountant. She helped found the WDA in 1983 and served as its President for ten years. She also served as Vice-President, Treasurer and Secretary.
Mary L. Graper
Mary L. Graper VP Scientific Affairs
Mary has over 25 years experience as a volunteer leader, and is recognized for her creativity, organizational and leadership skills. She holds a B.S. degree in Education from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Jeanne A. Friedman
Jeanne A. Friedman Secretary
Jeanne is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and has WD. She has been with Wilson Disease Association since 2013 and lives in Kew Gardens, New York.
Stephen Walsh
Stephen Walsh Treasurer
Stephen lives in Boulder, Colorado and has a daughter with WD. He went to college at the University of Colorado and graduated with a B.S. in finance.

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