Cathy Germay

Cathy Germay
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I was born with a rare, incurable, genetic disorder called Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia (HHT), which causes abnormal blood vessel formation in the skin and organs.  In 2003, I was coughing up blood and having difficulty breathing.  Doctors eventually found a large AVM (artery/vein malformation) in my left lung.  I underwent surgery to remove the small portion of lung that contained this AVM.  At the time, I was not told that the consequences of having this procedure would mean that

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