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Make a 30th Anniversary Gift

Pulmonary hypertension (PH) ended Monica Penaranda’s days of cheerleading, running track and playing varsity softball. PH also ended her pregnancy. “Physicians told my parents that I wasn’t going to make it. Twenty-three years later, here I am.”

Monica shares her PH journey as part of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA)’s 30th anniversary spring fundraising campaign. She credits PHA for the emotional support that gave her confidence and strength to refigure her life goals. “I don’t know where I would be mentally if it weren’t for PHA and its wonderful support groups,” says Monica, a member of PHA’s board of trustees and a support group leader.

“I’m lucky to share my life with my wonderful husband and our 15-year-old son,” says Monica, of Hacienda Heights, California. “One of our missions is fundraising for PHA, which has been our biggest advocate.”

Help change the lives of PH patients like Monica by donating to PHA. Join PHA’s 30th anniversary celebration by donating today.

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Support the PH Community for Another 30 Years

When Monica Penaranda was diagnosed with PH, she was 16 years old. Thanks to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), she found resources to survive and thrive for the past 23 years. “PHA provided the hope I needed to get through the tough days,” she says. Monica, the face of PHA’s 30th anniversary spring fundraising campaign, encourages the PH community to help PHA continue providing support, education and research.

Help Change the Lives of People With PH

Monica Penaranda thought her life was shattered when a pulmonary hypertension (PH) diagnosis ended her days of cheerleading, track and varsity softball. Instead, she reconfigured her life goals. Twenty-three years later, Monica, a member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) Board of Trustees, is the face of PHA’s spring fundraising campaign.