These 5 HAE Wishes Will Uproot the Best in You

Star light, star bright, first star I see tonight? Forget it–Shire’s growing something a little more down to Earth.

As part of their Me, Not HAE campaign, Shire’s new site lets people share hopes, dreams, and yes, wishes for the hereditary angioedema community on an HAE Wish Tree.

Shire's HAE Wish Tree
A few of the many wishes on the Me, Not HAE Wish Tree. Source: Menothae.com

“People living with HAE often feel isolated,”

said Anthony Castaldo, president of advocacy organization the International Patient Organization for C1 Inhibitor Deficiencies (HAEi).

“Sharing personal stories and messages of hope will help.”

The Me, Not HAE site offers community outside of the wishes, including stories about life with hereditary angioedema and facts of the condition, but the shimmering, shiny new wishes are one the site’s most colorful offerings.

You’ll have to climb the whole tree to check out how far these wishes really reach, but here are a few to show off the tree’s emotional hues:

1. Energetic

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“Live life to the max!”

 

2. Heartfelt

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“In memory of an amazing man, father, husband, friend, I wish that there was more awareness of this terrifying disease, I wish there was something that could have been done.”

 

3. Inspiring

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“Continue to stay positive”

 

4. Supportive

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“I wish those living with this condition knew how amazing, inspirational and strong they are to those of us who don’t have HAE. Every day my co-worker shows how amazing she is!”

 

5. Reflective

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“In memory of an amazing man, father, husband, friend, I wish that there was more awareness of this terrifying disease, I wish there was something that could have been done.”


Kiki Jones

Kiki Jones

Kiki’s family loves to say, “People are like a baking project. At some point, they’re just done and they’re who they’re going to be.” Well, Kiki still has some baking to do, and she learns a lot from her loved ones living with chronic conditions, including mental illness and Behcet’s disease. With a BA in English, she’s using her skills to tell the stories of people like them.

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