Victim of Avascular Necrosis Launches New Website About the Disease

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Although avascular necrosis (AVN) affects both men and women between 20 and 50 we know little about it. The scariest fact about AVN is that pain is usually the last symptom.

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Although avascular necrosis (AVN) affects both men and women between 20 and 50 we know little about it. The scariest fact about AVN is that pain is usually the last symptom.

Kyle Cummings is 35 and is a victim of this little-known disease. He was healthy until he was 30. In the last five years he has had open-heart surgery, 14 hospital admissions for steroid therapy, 12 hospital admissions for a serious infections, five of them blood infections. He had gained 100 pounds from the steroids and can do little else than lay in a hospital bed.

Despite that Kyle has had two hips replaced since March, 2005, and is taking a chemotherapy drug for leg ulcers and goes to painful physical therapy appointments at least twice a week made a commitment to start a web site for people that feel as alone as he does.

Not too long ago Kyle decided that if he could do nothing else he could reach out to others with the same disease and warned healthy people of the symptoms.

Kyle now has a web sight called disabled in America which has a bulletin board for those that are disabled and their caretakers to say how they feel.

One of Kyle's favorite sayings is, "If you decided you were going nowhere, you will get there."

Kyle has been through medical procedures far and above what any person should have to deal with. Turning his horrible degenerative bone disease in to a will to help others using only his small disability check is amazing.

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