Vasculitis Foundation interview

I'm bringing you some exciting news today!

Alicia and I participated in an interview with Ed Becker at the Vasculitis Foundation this week. I have blogged about the Vasculitis Foundation previously, and you can read more about the organisation here

The Vasculitis Foundation is an international  organization for patients with vasculitis, including Wegener's Granulomatosis, their families, friends and the health care professionals who care for them. The Vasculitis Foundation advocates for early diagnosis and leading edge treatment for all patients, no matter where they live.

In addition, the Vasculitis Foundation partners with researchers around the world to determine the cause and discover the cure for vasculitis.

The Vasculitis Foundation has a very active Youtube channel that anyone wanting to know more about vasculitis would find extremely useful. Our interview will appear here. Alicia and I talk about Alicia's battle with Wegener's Disease and how and why I wrote a book about her struggle. When the video airs I'll be sure to link to it from this blog.

Clint Eastwood's sound mixer, Walt Martin, dies of complications related to vasculitis

Walt Martin was a sound mixer who worked with Clint Eastwood on 14 films and was Oscar nominated for Flags of our Fathers. He died on the 24th July after being admitted to hospital suffering from chest pains. Walt was 69.

Walt Martin - Died from vasculitis aged 69

Walt Martin - Died from vasculitis aged 69

Martin's most recent film was American Sniper, again directed by Clint Eastwood and starring Bradley Cooper. It is due for release in 2015. His last film, Jersey Boys is in UK cinemas now.

Martin's first film with Clint Eastwood was True Crime (1999) and continued through Space Cowboys (2000), Blood Work (2002), Mystic River (2003), Oscar winner Million Dollar Baby (2004), the Flags companion film Letters From Iwo Jima (2006), Changeling (2008), Gran Torino (2008), Invictus (2009), Hereafter (2010) and Trouble With the Curve (2012).

He recently worked on quality TV series such as Sons of Anarchy, Closer and Mad Men.

The type of vasculitis Walt suffered from has not been disclosed.