Hello, my name is Jason Wood and I would like to introduce myself as your AlphaNet coordinator.

I live in Coeur D Alene Idaho with my two teenagers and our dog Pete.  I fill my free time with walking, biking, hiking, video games and riding my skateboard.  I also love to read – biographies, mysteries, science fiction, most anything.  I have worked in many different industries in my life, among them are manufacturing, wireless communication, restaurants and insurance, just to name a few.  Most recently I have been a part-time science teacher for elementary aged children.  By far my favorite thing about these jobs was the relationships I was able to forge along the way.

My Alpha-1 diagnosis came in 2017 at an allergy clinic after doing very poorly on a breathing test.  Prior to this, I had been told by various doctors for over twenty-five years that I just had asthma.  As it turns out that wasn’t the case and I was diagnosed as a ZZ Alpha.   The diagnosis was bitter sweet.  Finally, I had the answer and knew what was really going on, but now I had this diagnosis name of Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency that most people never heard of.  Fortunately, I started augmentation therapy right away and getting knowledge about my condition has made life much easier.

I decided I would not let this diagnosis define me.  I would continue to live my life as I have.  I have good days and bad, but I keep living.  I am looking forward to getting to know you along with helping you navigate through the resources available to you.  Together, we will learn how to make the best of every day.  I am here to help, one Alpha to another.

Coordinator: Jason Wood

Phone: (855) 377-4784

Emailjwood@alphanet.org

State/Province/Territories: Montana, N. Dakota, S. Dakota, Wyoming, Coordinator At Large

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Country: USA

Product: Prolastin