|Chris suffers from alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency. He was overcome by fumes in a hotel fire and as he didn’t recover well from the experience, his doctor sent him for blood tests for alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency.|
Chris was found to have a specific form of the disease which meant his alpha-1 antitrypsin levels were less than 15% of what they should be. Further tests showed that his sister and mother are also both Alphas.
Chris is a keen kayaker and he has raised money for the Alpha1 Awareness UK charity on kayak-and-cycle events. You can visit his fundraising page for more details.
|He has not let his breathing difficulties take over. He lives life to the full, runs a car workshop company with a partner and even manages to raise money for others.|
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WSD is an initiative organised by the Forum of International Respiratory Societies (FIRS) in collaboration with the European Lung Foundation (ELF).