Patient Mentor Profile


Diagnosed in 2015

“I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Hypertension in February 2015, which was during my senior year of high school. Despite the circumstances, I continue to live life to the fullest. I am currently attending nursing school with the hopes to one day be a Nurse Practitioner.”

About Allison

  • Born in 1997
  • Lives in California
  • Type of PH: Idiopathic (formerly known as primary)
  • Languages: English

Allison feels comfortable discussing her experiences with:

  • infused medication
  • oral medication
  • supplementary oxygen
  • depression and emotional health
  • working with PH
  • traveling with PH
  • communicating with school personnel about PH
  • communicating with medical personnel
  • communicating with children about PH
  • online communities (myPHA, facebook groups)

Contact Allison:

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