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Kristen Halloran's Fundraiser:

Prothrombin Party

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BENEFITING: National Blood Clot Alliance

EVENT: Walk To Stop The Clot® NYC 2017

EVENT DATE: Jun 17, 2017

Kristen Halloran

THE STORY:

In 2014, I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Embolisms, which are blood clots that made their way into my lungs. I had arrived at the ER around 4:30, was taken in at 6:30, CT scanned at 8:30, and given results shortly after. Everyone was surprised to hear that someone so young and lacking visual or obvious symptoms had "double PEs." I was lucky enough to not have any additional clots in my legs, which saved me from some additional trouble surgery. I was discharged with blood thinners for the next six months along with many follow-ups, including bloodwork that found I have a mutation (Prothrombin g20210a) that increases my clotting.


The most important point for EVERYONE is don't ignore your symptoms. I can't stress this enough. If they remain for more than two weeks, get yourself checked out, no matter how small it seems. I had a bit of shortness of breath and a little chest pain that came and went. Looking back on it, I was also pretty tired throughout the last few weeks. Despite these minor symptoms that had mostly gone away, 3 doctors said its a long shot but let's check. Don't let your doctor(s) write it off. You know yourself best. If something is wrong, don't settle or be lazy with getting examined, tested, etc. You never know.


Please take some time to get to know the symptoms of blood clots. For 1/3 of PE cases, the first symptom is sudden death. Know the symptoms of DVT and get to a doctor before it becomes a PE.


https://www.stoptheclot.org/learn_more/blood_clot_symptoms__dvt.htm

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  • Suzy Warren

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  • Angela and Rich Halloran

    $100

  • Steve & Patty Johnston

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  • Karen Cerullo

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Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Karen Cerullo

Karen Cerullo

DONATION: $25

For Kristen Halloran and in memory of Chet Lawrence 3 years ago

Steve & Patty Johnston

Steve & Patty Johnston

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Angela and Rich Halloran

Angela and Rich Halloran

DONATION: $100

In memory of Chet Lawrence- Rest In Peace dear friend. 3 years ago

Suzy Warren

Suzy Warren

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Amy Liu

Amy Liu

DONATION: $50

In memory of Trollis Ross Crider 3 years ago