I was born with hypogammaglobulinemia, which is a primary immune deficiency disease (PIDD). I'm home much of the time and could live in nothing but pajamas and sweats but I like to dress up. I think looking good helps you to feel better and also makes life more fun. I hope to raise some awareness of genetic defects of the immune system and also the need for healthy people to donate blood. The main treatment that most PIDD patients receive including myself, is antibody replacement therapy which is made possible by plasma donors. Early diagnosis & treatment of primary immune deficiency is essential to prevent recurring infections from doing permanent damage or causing death, yet few people have any awareness of PIDD at all. The Warning Signs of Primary Immune Deficiency are eight or more new ear infections within one year, two or more serious sinus infections within 1 year, two or more months on antibiotics with little effect, two or more pneumonias within 1 year, failure of an infant to gain weight or grow normally, recurrent, deep skin or organ abscesses, persistent thrush in mouth or elsewhere on skin after age 1, Need for intravenous antibiotics to clear infections, two or more deep-seated infections such as sepsis, meningitis or cellulitis and a family history of primary immune deficiency. To learn more about PIDD visit- www.primaryimmune.org For Updates about what's going on on with me visit My Caringbridge page- http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/joannatierno My myspace for Primary Immune Deficiencies http://www.myspace.com/primaryimmune
Fashion magazines, movies, anyone I see who looks nice.
7 For All Mankind, ABS by Allen Schwartz, Anne Klein, Arden B, Banana Republic, BCBG Max Azria, Bebe, Betsey Johnson, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Chloe, Coach, Crocs, Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Diesel, Dior, Dolce & Gabbana, Donna Karan, Dooney & Bourke, Esprit, Express, Fendi, Free People, Gap, Gucci, Guess, Hard Tail, Izod, Jessica Simpson, Juicy Couture, Kate Spade, Keds, Kenneth Cole, L.A.M.B., Lacoste, Laundry, Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand Jeans, Manolo Blahnik, Max Mara, Michael Kors, Miu Miu, Nicole Miller, Nine West, Old Navy, Oscar de la Renta, Payless, Prada, Ralph Lauren, Rockport, Roxy, Sketchers, Steve Madden, Theory, Tiffany, Tommy Hilfiger, True Religion, UGG Australia, Vera Wang, Versace, Victoria's Secret, XOXO
Almay, Avon, Benefit, Bumble & Bumble, Burt's Bees, Calvin Klein, Chanel, Clairol, Cover Girl, Dior, Dove, Estee Lauder, Garnier, Givenchy, Herbal Essences, Infusium 23, Kiehl's, Lancome, Max Factor, Maybelline, Neutrogena, Nivea, Olay, Pantene, Prevage, Redken, Revlon, Sebastian, Sally Hansen, Stila, Suave, Sunsilk, Victoria's Secret, Wet n Wild, Yves Saint Laurent
Anthropologie, Arden B, Banana Republic, Bath & Body Works, BCBG Max Azaria, Bebe, Coach , Diesel, Dooney & Bourke, Esprit, Express, Forever 21, French Connection, Gap, Guess, H&M, JCREW, Juicy Couture, Kenneth Cole, Lacoste, The Limited, Liz Claiborne, Lucky Brand Jeans, Nine West, Old Navy, Payless, Sephora, Sketchers, Steve Madden, Theory, Tiffany, Victoria's Secret, Betsey Johnson, Burberry, Calvin Klein, Cartier, Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Louboutin, Cynthia Rowley, Diane Von Furstenberg, Dolce & Gabana, Donna Karan, Fendi, Ferragamo, Gucci, Jimmy Choo, Kate Spade, Missoni, Manolo Blahnik, Oscar de la Renta, Ralph Lauren, Prada, Vera Wang, Versace, Yves Saint Laurent, Macy's, Nordstrom, Saks Fifth Avenue, JCPenney, K-Mart, Kohl's, Sears, TJ Maxx, Wal-Mart, Ebay, Yahoo