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PF Board member's story featured

Postby eleni » Thu Dec 02, 2004 11:49 pm

Pat Dignan, PF board member, was featured in today's NJ Star Ledger. We're pleased with the resulting coverage in this high-circulation, rather influential publication (close proximity to NY). The PF is mentioned throughout, as is medical board member Dr. John Repke.

http://www.nj.com/living/ledger/index.ssf?/base/living-2/110205521471650.xml
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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby frasiah » Fri Dec 03, 2004 06:51 am

I am so sorry for Mr. Dignan. Thank you for sharing your story with us. May you be blessed.

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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby denise » Fri Dec 03, 2004 07:58 pm

Thank you for the link Eleni! My heart goes out to Mr Dignan and his children. I appreciate him sharing his story.

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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby tafkap » Fri Dec 03, 2004 08:19 pm

What an amazing story. I am in tears. Thank you for posting the link, Eleni!

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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby annegarrett » Sat Dec 04, 2004 11:55 am

I should add that nearly everyone quoted in the article is associated closely with the PF. It was a real act of courage for Pat to share this.



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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby mada » Sun Dec 05, 2004 05:49 pm

Thanks so much for sharing. I admire your strength and courage and dedication as a father.

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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby amym » Wed Dec 08, 2004 01:31 pm

I am so sorry that Donna's doctors were not able to figure her case out. That is just so horribly unfair to have two beautiful babies and never get to hold them or watch them grow.

Being a journalist, I am disappointed in the fact that the story didn't end in a more positive light -- it didn't mention the many clinical studies that are being conducted, nor did it mention how many women are saved because they visit this Web site and become familiar with the warning signs. I know there's no way to sugarcoat what the Dignans went through, but I felt as though the story just left me feeling helpless and negative.

Regardless, any publicity is a positive thing.


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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby annegarrett » Wed Dec 08, 2004 06:16 pm

I hear what you are saying Amy, but sadly the Donna's case was not one where being aware of the signs would have made a difference. She had no clear symptoms of problems until after delivery and the boys were only delivered on essentially a "hunch"--one that likely saved their lives. I think the sad thing that I see about such deaths is that a lot of them are well educated, aware, well-tended women--and so the thing that will make the most difference is more research dollars going to study the disease.



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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby natan » Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:42 pm

I am going to see my Dr. tomorrow. I will bring him a copy.

Wow, maybe this will be a wake-up call for more research to be done.

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Re : PF Board member's story featured

Postby ann marie » Sun Dec 12, 2004 05:54 pm

Thanks for sharing this article. So good to see the pf name getting publicized as well as the s/s of pe.

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