Valley Fever Survivor presents Valley Fever Voices, our video series for survivors and family members to share their stories of struggles, losses, and triumphs when dealing with this disease. The long-form interview format allows them to provide a more complete picture of what they experienced. If you or a family member has Valley Fever, it is important to know what others have been through.
We met and worked with Kathy Terrell near the time Valley Fever Survivor began, while her brother Max Blalock was sick with Valley Fever. We were honored she stayed with us to help others even for years after Max passed away from Valley Fever in 2003.
In this presentation she shares some of what she wrote about his complicated tale of Valley Fever, including the problems caused by the disease and problems caused by unhelpful medical practitioners. She also shares information about Max himself to honor his life, and included pictures to show him as he lived. Kathy was unable to connect with VFS by Skype so her voice will be heard over Max’s pictures.
Do you need more information and support?
See the Valley Fever Survivor to find more information about Valley Fever symptoms, disseminated coccidioidomycosis, valley fever in dogs, and why this agent of bioterrorism had been on the CDC’s select agent list for over a decade. Join a support group, see what you can do to improve your health, contact others with Valley Fever and more. All of this is centrally located at https://www.valleyfeversurvivor.com
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