My name is Rob Pattee and I am the AlphaNet Coordinator for British Columbia, Canada.
I was first diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in 1998. All my life I have been very active in sports, playing competitive baseball and golf and over the years I had become a very active skier. In 1998 I had what I thought was my first asthma attack and went to the hospital and quickly recovered; however, the ER doctor suggested something wasn’t quite right and told me to see a lung specialist. My General Practitioner referred me and after several tests, including one for Alpha-1, I was diagnosed with Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. I began receiving my infusions shortly after that and I continue to receive treatment to this day.
I currently live in Surrey, British Columbia with my wife. All our children are older now and currently living on their own literally all over the world. Up until very recently, I spent most of my adult life in the music business representing artists both as their agent and, in some cases, their manager. In my 20s I spent nine years as a bar manager and an assistant hotel manager in beautiful Jasper, Alberta — a place we still love to go visit.
I am very happy to be part of AlphaNet Canada and look forward to speaking with other Alphas and sharing our experiences with the hope that we can help make a little difference in each other’s lives. I hope to be able to share the resources AlphaNet has and also gather information that in time will help Alphas everywhere.
Coordinator: Rob Pattee
Telephone: (844) 233-9537
Territories: British Columbia