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Volunteer Joanna Tierno Pounds the Pavement for IDF


IDF volunteer Joanna Tierno of Staten Island speaks at her Community Council meeting April 18, 2012.

Joanna Tierno of Staten Island, NY, one of IDF’s dedicated volunteers, is pounding the pavement for the Immune Deficiency Foundation (IDF), working with many people in her community to promote Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases (PIDD) Awareness Month.

Joanna was featured in episodes of a local cable TV show in which she explained PIDD and IDF’s THINK ZEBRA! fundraising campaign. She also demonstrated an immunoglobulin infusion, which is a treatment option for those with PIDD.


IDF volunteer Joanna Tierno with 122nd Precinct Community Council President David Beal (left) and Police Captain Joseph Veneziano.

On April 18, she spoke to her Community Council about her life with PIDD and distributed IDF literature.

In addition, Joanna requested and ultimately received an official proclamation from the City Council of New York, declaring April PIDD Awareness Month.

Thank you for educating your community about PIDD, Joanna! You are inspiring!

 

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