Exploring Patient Advocacy – Len Geiger’s Story

 Published: June 5, 2019

By: Heather Willden


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As part of Big Ideas Theater 2018, Len Geiger shares his story of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, being diagnosed at 35 years of age. Geiger’s experience with seeking diagnosis and learning more about the deficiency distinctly shaped his future. Geiger moved on to get more involved with the Alpha-1 Foundation, to help increase awareness of Alpha-1.

In this episode, Geiger stresses the need for keeping tests for Alpha-1 closer to the forefront of diagnosing respiratory diseases.

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Big Ideas Theater 2018 was filmed at the AARC Congress 2018 in Las Vegas, NV. Congress speakers and lecturers shared their expertise and insights during these brief interviews.

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Check out the “Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and the Respiratory Therapist” course.

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Heather Willden

Heather Willden is the Director of Governance and Strategic Initiatives for the AARC where she works with state affiliates as the HOD liaison. She also manages DEI efforts and strategic initiatives. Connect with her about these topics by email, AARConnect or LinkedIn. When she's not working, you can find her podcasting with her husband, exploring new hiking trails, photographing, and spending time with her family.

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