Every story is different. Every story makes a difference.
We hope you find these stories helpful in your journey with ITP.
Bridget was diagnosed with ITP in her 20's. She is determined to live her life and continue to do the things she loves to do. With the help of her family Bridget is facing the disease head-on and wants to help others do the same. From the "Inside Stories: Expressions of ITP" DVD.
Told through the eyes of his older brother and parents, Brady's story is one about the importance of family strength and support when a child is living with ITP. From the "Inside Stories: Expressions of ITP" DVD.
Dr. Michael Tarantino and Dr. Terry Gernsheimer deliver basic information about the disease ITP. They explain what "ITP" stands for and define Acute ITP and Chronic ITP.
Jennifer, an ITP patient, talks about the importance of educating yourself about the disease, taking good care of yourself and eliminating stress.
Barbara was diagnosed with ITP at an early age and has lived with it for over 40 years. This is her story of life with ITP, including having a healthy child of her own, adopting a child and using alternative therapies to treat her disease. From the "Inside Stories: Expressions of ITP" DVD.
Information about treating ITP in children and adults, the good and bad of drug therapies and the importance of working closely with your physician throughout the treatment process.
After being healthy her whole life, out of the blue Trish was diagnosed with ITP. She describes her life since then as an emotional roller coaster and encourages other patients to be determined to beat the disease. From the "Inside Stories: Expressions of ITP" DVD.
Andrea, an ITP patient, gives helpful advice for those people who have been newly diagnosed with ITP, such as visiting the PDSA website, learning as much about the disease as possible, eating well and having hope.