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Living in the Moment With New Lungs

2021-04-16T08:58:29-04:00April 15th, 2021|

A month before Genevieve Hughes turned 50, severe shortness of breath forced her to seek emergency treatment. “I thought I was just getting older and out of shape,” says Genevieve, who later learned she had idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension and eventually would need a double-lung transplant. Now two years post-transplant, she’s breathing deeply and enjoying her gift of life.

CEO Update: 30 Milestones in 30 Years

2021-04-01T14:38:33-04:00April 1st, 2021|

How far we’ve come since our beginnings at a kitchen table! As the Pulmonary Hypertension Association celebrates its 30th anniversary, we are proud to unveil an interactive timeline that provides the shared history of our organization and the PH community. Although we’ve accomplished far more than “30 Milestones in 30 Years,” the timeline highlights major achievements over our first three decades.

PH Changed Her Life. It Taught Her to Persevere

2021-04-01T15:43:22-04:00April 1st, 2021|

Diane Ramirez of Lexington, North Carolina, was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension in 1987. At the time, fewer than 200 cases were known of the disease then known as primary pulmonary hypertension (PH). Diane originally shared her PH journey in the December 2020 Pathlight magazine, which launched the Pulmonary Hypertension Association’s 30th anniversary celebration.

Habla español? Join our Spanish-Language Support Group

2021-04-01T13:56:56-04:00April 1st, 2021|

The Pulmonary Hypertension Association is launching a monthly telephone support group for Spanish-speaking patients. The first call is at 8 p.m. April 28 EDT. Future calls will be at 8 p.m. on the fourth Wednesday of every month. Register or join by phone or computer. Email us or call 301-565-3004 ext. 777 (in English).

Get to Know the PHA Chair

2021-04-01T16:16:36-04:00April 1st, 2021|

Join Colleen Brunetti, M.Ed., C.H.C, at 8 p.m. EDT Friday, April 9 for a conversation about grief, hope and pulmonary hypertension (PH). Colleen, the second patient to chair the Pulmonary Hypertension Association Board of Trustees, will share her perspective as a PH patient and leader. Bring your questions, share your stories and connect with the community.