Hello! My name is Kathleen Brown, and I am an At Large Patient Services Coordinator. I grew up in Denver, Colorado and moved to Morehead, Kentucky 5 years ago. I live with my husband of 30 yrs. Our son is here with us and our daughter is in Denver. No grandchildren yet, but there is still hope. In my spare time, I am an antique dealer, appraiser and oh yes a collector. I also have a cat called Henry who does not appreciate me in the slightest.
In my much younger days, I went to school to become an emergency medical technician. I got my certificate and started volunteering my time on an ambulance and volunteering for the American Red Cross as an Advanced First Aid Instructor. I loved doing both, and it gave me an appreciation for helping people. Working on the ambulance was extremely hard physically so I had to quit and, of course, the Red Cross decided to stop the Advanced First Aid classes. I never forgot my training or the satisfaction I received from the patients or students. It was my honor to teach and to serve.
In 1990, I began having pleurisy around my lungs and a nagging cough. I went to the ER and an astute ER doctor told me I had something serious going on after he looked at my lung x-rays. I was lucky to be sent to a pulmonologist who knew about Alpha-1. Back then, as you know, few doctors knew anything about the condition. He took a blood sample and the rest is history. I am a ZZ. It’s sometimes funny how things work out. I now have a great job and work with people who are loving and genuinely care about their patients and each other. It is my great privilege as a patient coordinator to be able help, educate and sometimes just listen to my fellow Alphas. After all, no one can understand an Alpha like another Alpha.
Coordinator: Kathleen Brown
Phone: (877) 339-2685
State/Province/Territories: Maryland, Virginia (for zip codes below only)
Zip Code (first 3 digits only): VA 226-246