2018 TTP Day
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Goal $350.00


It's been almost 2 years since I was diagnosed with Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (TTP), and after 2 years without a relapse, my chance of long-term survival goes up.  Huzzah!  To celebrate, I'm participating in the International Walk for TTP on September 15th to help raise money to support research for this rare disease.

This is particularly dear to my heart, since the drug I received as part of a clinical trial (caplacizumab) likely saved my life.

HERCULES: Caplacizumab improved platelet response in aTTP

"aTTP-related death / recurrence / major thrombotic events – were 12.7% with caplacizumab and 49.3% with placebo."


Please support me in my quest to help answer TTP! Donations over $25 will receive a Canadian receipt for income tax purposes.

International TTP Day is Saturday September 15, 2018. I am joining other TTP patients and supporters to raise research dollars for this orphaned disorder. 

Without treatment 95% of TTP patients die. Delayed diagnosis leads to irreversible complications from heart attack, stroke, kidney failure and death.

Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura, TTP, is a rare blood disorder characterized by small blood clots that form throughout the body. A TTP crisis is considered a true medical emergency. Too many patients suffer irreversible complications or die because diagnosis isn't fast enough.


  • Rein (about 5 months ago)

    May your commitment to "talk the talk" & "walk the walk" always lead your path

  • Jonathan (about 7 months ago)

    Way to go

  • John (about 7 months ago)

    From Lauren's Lemonade Stand!

  • Lorna (about 7 months ago)


  • Pat (about 7 months ago)

    Love You!!

  • Noel (about 7 months ago)

    Good for you Kelly!

  • Jan (about 7 months ago)

    Kelly, your strength over the years has been inspiring!! I'm so proud to be your friend. Good luck on the walk! :)

  • Mati and Cindy (about 7 months ago)

    We are so happy for you Kelly! Good luck on your walk and take “one step at a time”.

  • RUSSELL (about 7 months ago)

    Hi, Kelly. Read of your challenges through John. Wishing you many good years.

  • Kim (about 7 months ago)

    So proud of you. Big Hugs!

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