Alaska, Colorado, Iowa, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Minnesota, Montana, N. Dakota, Nebraska, Oregon, S. Dakota, Washington, Wisconsin, Wyoming
Hello, my name is Donna Burchfield and I am happy to introduce myself as your AlphaNet Coordinator.
My husband Ray and I have been married for over 40 years. We have 2 great sons and they are both married to wonderful young ladies. We are also blessed to have 2 awesome and creative granddaughters. Our family is truly the light of our lives.
I am thrilled to have the opportunity to serve Alphas once again. I previously served as a patient advocate for five years. Supporting other Alphas is very rewarding to me. I am also an Occupational Therapist and currently work with special needs students in a public-school system. Prior to this, I worked in adult rehabilitation in an inpatient hospital.
I was frequently ill as a child and this continued into adulthood. I used to garden, go for long walks, and attend theater, but eventually had to give up many of my favorite activities. I tried unsuccessfully to get help from approximately seven physicians, until I was blessed to find my current physician. She went to a conference and learned about Alpha-1. The next time I was ill she asked me to take a simple blood test. I agreed, and the results were MNull. I started Aralast infusions every week.
At conferences and education days it is amazing to see people connecting, supporting, and truly caring for each other. I want the Alphas I serve to know that no question or concern is too trivial to ask for information or help and I am here to help you.