EvelynEvelyn's drawing of herself as a superhero

Meet Evelyn!

Where do you live?
I live in Mankato, Minnesota.

How old are you?
I am 6 years old.

When were you diagnosed with PH?
When I was a baby. I couldn't breathe when I was born.

How do you explain PH to your classmates if they ask?
I say, "Sometimes I can't run for very long." They ask, "Why?" and I say, "I have PH." Then they ask, "What is PH?" and I say, "I can't explain it. It is too hard to explain."

Do you have tips for explaining PH to your friends and classmates? Let us know! Email Kids@PHAssociation.org

What do you like to do for fun?
I like to swing, slide, and sled in the winter. I like gymnastics.

If you were a superhero, what kind would you be?
If I was a superhero, my name would be wolverine. I would help people. I would fight mean robots.

How is your family fighting back against PH?
They put me on oxygen when I'm sick, and I also do breathing treatments. We go and see Dr. Ivy, and we see Dr. Driscoll.

What message do you want to pass on to other kids who have PH?
Sometimes you might not feel good about it. But sometimes it helps me, I think. I like other kids with PH, including you. My best friend with PH is Katie Grace.


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