PLEASE HELP

A Tragic Loss.

One week after her 26th birthday Kat lost her mom to Cardiac Amyloidosis, a rare disorder caused by deposits of an abnormal protein (amyloid) in the heart tissue. These deposits make it hard for the heart to work properly. Cardiac Amyloidosis can be treated, but without treatment, Cardiac Amyloidosis progresses rapidly and aggressively.

In order for Cardiac Amyloidosis to be treated, it must first be diagnosed by a doctor. Due to its rarity, Cardiac Amyloidosis is unknown to many doctors and to most of the public. Therefore, the symptoms of Cardiac Amyloidosis are often mis-diagnosed by doctors.

Since 2014, Kat has been on a mission to raise awareness of Cardiac Amyloidosis in the public and the medical community. Her wish is that no other family will suffer the unnecessary loss that her family did.

Please hear Kat tell her heartrending story in this free, 40 minute interview by her dear friend, Ben Kissel. Kat‘s wonderful, straightforward candidness in relating her deeply personal, firsthand experiences can help anyone who will lose or has lost a loved one.

How Can You Help?

Help Kat raise awareness by learning more about Cardiac Amyloidosis and its symptoms. Perhaps you can save a family from unnecessary loss. This link to the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cardiac Amyloidosis Program is a great place to start.

Donate to Brigham and Women’s Hospital to help fund Cardiac Amyloidosis research. Any amount will help, and your tax-deductible donation will help researchers develop a better understanding of Cardiac Amyloidosis and improve care for patients who have the disease. Just click this link to contribute on their “Your gift makes a difference” webpage. You can direct your gift to Cardiac Amyloidosis research by clearing the text box beneath “Other” in the Gift information section and typing in “Cardiac Amyloidosis.“ And although Kat receives no financial benefit, it would mean a lot to her if you made your donation in tribute to her mom, Anne Marie Ochab Timpf.

Thank you so much for your help.

This article has 10 Comments

  1. We all enjoy your political remarks. Please post your TV guest appearance schedule online so we can tape the shows (Making Money, Outnumbered, Kennedy etc..) and watch them after work.

  2. Dear Kath,

    I feel compassion for you at the tragic loss of your mom at such an early age.

    You may add me to your list of ardent fans.

    Today I celebrate the 95th anniversary of my birthday, January 1, 1922, with nary a trace of dementia. And the thousands of silver hairs on my head remain perfectly intact.

    Happy New Year!

    Warren Wilson (future centenarian)

  3. First, I’m terribly sorry for Kat’s loss and laud her courage in its face and her selfless manner for addressing the disease that claimed her mom. Second, this is a cardic desease I’ve never heard of and strongly support Kat’s efforts to change that snd garner support for greater awareness and proper diagnosis

  4. Hello Kat, my hubby and I are big fans. My 78 year old adorable, handsome hubby was diagnosed with the “wild” type of amyloid heart disease 13 months ago. We are searching everywhere for doctors, clinical trials, treatments and hospitals for him. We live in St. Louis but will go anywhere. I will contact the Brigham Clinic in Boston. I had never heard of it. Do you have any other tips for us?

    This is such a rare disease and I am feeling helpless trying to find someone who can treat him. He doesn’t do the computer, so I am trying to research this for him.

    Keep up the good work on FOX .

    Peggy and Paul Swing in St. Louis peswing@aol.com 636-391-6682

  5. Hello Kat, my hubby and I are big fans. My 78 year old adorable, handsome hubby was diagnosed with the “wild” type of amyloid heart disease 13 months ago. We are searching everywhere for doctors, clinical trials, treatments and hospitals for him. We live in St. Louis but will go anywhere. I will contact the Brigham Clinic in Boston. I had never heard of it. Do you have any other tips for us?

    This is such a rare disease and I am feeling helpless trying to find someone who can treat him. He doesn’t do the computer, so I am trying to research this for him.

    Keep up the good work on FOX .

  6. Dear Ms. Timpf,

    Though it has been a few years now I wantt en my sympathy on the loss of your mother. It was so touching that you used your venue here to try and bring awareness to your mothers disease. It hit me listening to your interview also on the Ben Kissel show, very touching. I know you from your work as a reporter and commentator on Fox News. You make so many people smile admist some extremely serious discussions, kudos on that!

    I recently lost my Mom in August of this year, it doesn’t matter how much time goes by, loosing your Mom is a life altering experience, bless you. I took your suggestion and went to the Brigham Young hospital website, as I am not a woman of means I feel good knowing every little bit does actually help.

    Good for you to take advantage of this site to help others in some way and to honor your Mom. pax, June Flyntz

  7. Sorry about your mom, . Lost mine 11yrs ago her name was Anna Marie. My son is your age. You have great Witt. Keep making America great…

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