Warrior: Keri Huff
AI: Tumefactive multiple sclerosis
When you try to advocate for your health and doctors turn you away, how do you persist? Have you ever reflected on how much time you have? Where do you find beauty each day?
At just 28 years old, Keri started experiencing odd symptoms that countless doctors ignored and dismissed. As she persisted through debilitating pain and extreme fevers, an MRI finally evidenced several masses on her brain. After persisting through additional testing and a ten hour brain surgery, she learned she was pregnant but did not walk away with any diagnosis.
As her masses returned, she continued fighting for answers and eventually connected with Dr. Burt at Northwestern. As one of the most tumultuous journeys battling multiple autoimmune diseases, tune in to learn how Keri persisted for ten years struggling to find answers and relief from her pain as a one in 20,000,000 statistic, only to face death with the possibility of HSCT.
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