Author Archives: Jaime Christmas

Sufferers Are More Than Their Afflictions

Lately I’ve had to remind my husband that he is not his disease. Aubrey was diagnosed in 2013 with hereditary ATTR amyloidosis, and after eight years, his impairment has become evident to those closest to him. Externally, though, Aubrey looks great. A stranger wouldn’t be able to tell how…

Courage Is Necessary When Making Difficult Decisions

It has been a week since my husband, Aubrey, and I received our first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine. We feel fortunate to have this opportunity as New Zealand’s Ministry of Health continues its nationwide vaccine rollout. Aubrey suffers from hereditary ATTR amyloidosis, and his condition has considerably…