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Give Hope to Kids With PH

2021-09-30T11:12:28-04:00September 30th, 2021|

Sixth-grader Tyler Garigen is a guitar player, baseball player and dog lover. He also has pulmonary hypertension (PH). Go to bat for Tyler and other people with PH to find better treatments and a cure. Join Tyler and his family to raise money in support of PHA’s 30th anniversary and give hope to kids like Tyler.

Georgette Recognized a Rare Catch on the Volleyball Court. His Rare Diseases Spiked Later

2021-10-18T06:58:18-04:00September 18th, 2021|

“As Dean’s illness progresses, living each and every day is precious. We don’t take it for granted.” Georgette Bridger and her husband of 27 years, Dean, live in Suffolk, Virginia. Together they have four children and a dog Annabell. Dean was diagnosed with scleroderma in 1997 and pulmonary arterial hypertension in

Download PHA’s 2020 Annual Report

2021-09-16T13:46:08-04:00September 16th, 2021|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is pleased to announce the publication of its 2020 Annual Report. The report reflects on PHA’s achievements during a challenging year, flanked by the emergence of the COVID-19 virus early on and emergency FDA vaccine approval as we entered 2021. The report shows the PHA’s impact on research, education, support and advocacy through stories of people with pulmonary hypertension, caregivers and health care providers.

PHPN Symposium: Don’t Miss Out

2021-09-16T13:42:29-04:00September 16th, 2021|

Allied health professionals: Just two weeks are left to register for the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s 2021 PH Professional Network (PHPN) Symposium. The event begins Sept. 30. Don’t miss outstanding continuing education sessions, including PH Through the Decades: Progress and Patient-Centered Care by Robert Frantz, M.D.; State of the Union in PH by Vallerie V. McLaughlin, M.D., and Victor F. Tapson, M.D.; and Navigating Difficult Discussions in PH by Rana Awdish, M.D., FACP, FCCP.

Amplify PHA’s Voice on Capitol Hill

2021-09-16T13:41:22-04:00September 16th, 2021|

Attending the Pulmonary Hypertension Professional Network Symposium? Start by participating in virtual Advocacy Day on Sept. 30. Ask Congress to advance legislation to reduce step-therapy requirements, increase PH research funding, and protect access to PH medication financial assistance. Maximize your impact by sharing your story through our email template. The Pulmonary Hypertension Association will send all messages to Congress on Advocacy Day to make a big impact.

Make a Difference in the Lives of Kids with PH

2021-09-16T13:37:38-04:00September 16th, 2021|

Eleven-year-old Tyler Garigen doesn’t let pulmonary hypertension stop him from doing the things he loves: teaching his dog Archie new tricks, learning guitar chords and playing his favorite sport, baseball. Tyler and his family are helping the Pulmonary Hypertension Association raise money to mark its 30th anniversary. Hear why they believe your donation gives hope to kids like Tyler and people of all ages with PH.

9 Tips for Sending Kids Back to School as Pandemic Evolves

2021-09-02T11:06:43-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

COVID-19 concerns are front of mind as a second school years begins amid the pandemic. Whether to send children back to the classroom remains a difficult decision for families affected by pulmonary hypertension (PH). Discover updated advice from pediatric PH specialists on vaccination, masking and other back-to-school health issues.

Help 11-Year-Old Baseball Player Strike Out PH

2021-09-02T11:05:24-04:00September 2nd, 2021|

When Tyler Garigen was 4 years old, he told his mom, “I can’t find my breathing.” He didn’t know another way to describe his shortness of breath. But his parents understood that he needed to see a doctor. Now 11, Tyler is the face of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s fall fundraising campaign. He and his parents shared his story to ensure PHA can continue its mission that began 30 years: to extend and improve the lives of people with PH.

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