Navigation Links
Adveq Provides FSH Society Generous Gift After Witnessing Employee's Journey
Date:1/14/2014

(PRWEB) January 14, 2014

Over the holidays, we received a generous $10,000 donation from Adveq, a leading asset manager investing in private equity and real asset funds globally. FSH Society was provided this gift after Adveq witnessed the courage of one of their employees, Angela Farkas, in sharing her story and her struggle with FSHD. We want to share her story with you, too:

Angela Farkas was raised in New York’s Rockland County by two deaf parents. A successful businesswoman and mother of two – Vanessa, five and Alyssa, eight – she currently works in Adveq’s New York City office and lives in Westchester, New York with her husband.

When Alyssa was born in 2005, she failed the infant hearing screening. As the daughter of two deaf parents, Angela was not entirely surprised. But when Alyssa did not smile during her first few months of life, Angela and her husband became concerned. Several specialists told them that there was nothing to worry about, and it wasn’t until Alyssa was three years old that a neurologist diagnosed her with facial paralysis. Angela and her husband were told there was nothing they could do – which was devastating.

Alyssa was four years old when Angela discovered a news article regarding a girl in Florida who had successfully undergone facial paralysis surgery. Angela tracked down a doctor in NYC who agreed to perform the same procedure when Alyssa turned five. After determining Alyssa did not need additional evaluations before undergoing the procedure, the surgeon decided to move forward with the surgery several months later. The first surgery, on the right side of her face, took twelve hours but seemed to go off without a hitch. Alyssa recovered quickly and after three months, Angela saw her daughter smile for the first time.

In January of 2011, Alyssa had surgery on the left side of her face to complete the process, and unfortunately there were massive complications. The five year old girl’s lung collapsed and she was put into a medically induced coma. Alyssa emerged from the coma and recovered over a period of several weeks, but Angela began to notice a decline in Alyssa. “Her smile began to fade and her whole body seemed weaker,” said Angela. “The surgeon suggested that we see a neurologist.”

Meanwhile, Angela’s sister-in-law was deeply enmeshed in research on Alyssa’s symptoms and stumbled across the FSH Society. “When I read the website, I knew immediately that this was what Alyssa had – it was textbook,” said Angela. “I took her to four different neurologists from four different hospitals, and they all thought it was FSHD.”

Vanessa, Angela’s younger daughter, is now five. Though she suffers from hearing loss, she is still physically active and shows minimal symptoms. Angela, as a very fit and active person, shows no symptoms – you would never suspect that she carries the FSH gene. Sadly, Alyssa has declined dramatically since the surgery.

“Before the surgery, Alyssa was normal and active, and now we’re in the process of getting her a wheelchair,” said Angela, who has become a very involved member of the FSH Society.

This year for the holidays, the Adveq leadership team decided to make a gift of $10,000 to a charity of the employees’ choosing. Angela nominated the FSH Society and when the votes came in – from offices around the world – the FSH Society was the clear winner.

“I’m honored and humbled that my coworkers chose the FSH Society,” said Angela. “There is no other way to describe it.”

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/01/prweb11486357.htm.


'/>"/>
Source: PRWeb
Copyright©2012 Vocus, Inc.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. NWF Provides Trees for Youth and Organizations to Improve Communities Through Tree Planting
2. Live Contact Leads Now Provides a Turn Key Marketing Solutions That Can Help Businesses Grow
3. Breakthrough Research Provides Valuable Insight On Cause Of Alzheimer’s
4. AADR provides support to the Foundation for the NIH for a dental student in the NIH MRSP
5. SOPHISTICATED PAK - InventHelp Invention Provides Convenient and Thorough Washing While Away From Home (CCT-806)
6. The Secret Society of Happy People Provides Activities for Finding Happiness in the New Year
7. The Senior Citizens League (TSCL) Provides 4 Questions All Seniors Should Ask To Prevent Unexpected Obamacare Costs
8. Oregon Medical Marijuana Doctor Provides Beaver State Veterans with Cannabis Recommendations For State-Approved Treatmeant of PTSD
9. New Risperdal Lawsuit Website Published by Bernstein Liebhard LLP; Provides Side Effect Information, Litigation Updates
10. RundleFit's New 12 Week Trainer Provides True Beginner Home Workouts and Advanced Workout Routines For Use Anywhere
11. MedCenter TMJ Finds that Bed Buddy Provides Positive Results for Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... temporary closing of Bruton Memorial Library on June 21 due to a possible lice infestation, ... aspect of head lice: the parasite’s ability to live away from a human host, and ... necessary one in the event that lice have simply gotten out of control. , As ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... First Choice Emergency Room , the largest network of independent freestanding ... of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. , “We are pleased to announce Dr. ... James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of First Choice Emergency Room. , Dr. ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... 25, 2016 , ... Dr. Calvin Johnson has dedicated his ... implemented orthobiologic procedures as a method for treating his patients. The procedure is ... to perform the treatment. Orthobiologics are substances that orthopaedic surgeons use to help ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits ... terms of the latter, setting the bar too high can result in disappointment, perhaps ... slow progress toward their goal. , Research from PsychTests.com reveals that ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who ... with these feelings, many turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, ... Marne, Michigan, has released tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... , June 24, 2016 ... Markets has announced the addition of the " ... offering. This ... and provides an updated review, including its applications in ... the total market, which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 Research and Markets has ... Companion Diagnostic Tests" report to their offering. ... Diagnostics The World Market for Companion Diagnostics ... diagnostics. Market analysis in the report includes the following: ... Vitro Diagnostic Kits) by Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016  MedSource announced today ... its e-clinical software solution of choice.  This latest ... possible value to their clients by offering a ... preferred relationship establishes nowEDC as the EDC platform ... MedSource,s full-service clients.  "nowEDC has long been a ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: