Hi, my name is Mike Hixon and I’d like to introduce myself as your new AlphaNet Coordinator.
I am from Terre Haute, Indiana where I reside with my wife, Vicky, and our cat Ms. Kitty. We have two adult children: a daughter living in Greenville, Michigan, a son in Terre Haute, Indiana and three grandchildren.
I was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency through family testing. In 1995, my younger brother was diagnosed at the age of 40 as a ZZ Alpha. I was promptly tested and also found to be a ZZ, but had no symptoms with a normal pulmonary function test. My brother’s condition worsened and he passed away in 2002.
In 2008, my wife was diagnosed as an MZ Alpha, our daughter is a ZZ and our son is an MZ. I know firsthand the incredible benefit of family testing and living a healthy lifestyle: no smoking and keeping active.
Coordinator: Mike Hixon
Phone: (866) 685-3849
State/Province/Territories: Illinois (for zip codes below only), Indiana (for zip codes below only), Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio (for zip codes below only), Wisconsin
Zip Code (first 3 digits only): IL 600-629 ; IN 460-479 ; OH 430-459