This month, people from all walks of the pulmonary hypertension community came to Atlanta for PHA 2022 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. In the June issue of Pathlight, the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) celebrates the diversity of the PH community with the theme “intersectionality.”

The stories in this issue explore the ways PH intersects with many aspects of life, including career, family, identity and wellbeing.

Our cover story examines “Health Care Professionals With Personal Connections to PH.” It includes stories from people who came to the health care field because of a connection to PH, or because PH guided them in a new direction. We talk to a pediatrician whose son has PH; a woman with PH who was inspired to pursue a nursing career because of her mentor; and a nurse whose PH made her switch to clinic from floor work but also made her more empathetic and patient.

Because June is Pride Month, our issue wouldn’t be complete without “Queer Representation in the PH Community.” Stephen Carter-Hicks and Sydney Ward share how pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) intersects with their LBGTQ+ identities.

This issue’s donor spotlight is from Linda Santos Morgan, who fights PH by giving back. Linda shares how her PH led her to volunteer as a support group leader and advocate. The volunteer spotlight is by medical assistant Nesha Ridings, a PHA support group leader and fundraiser and PHA 2022 volunteer.

These stories and other inspiring content are available only in Pathlight magazine, a benefit of your PHA membership. If you’re not a PHA member, join today to enjoy Pathlight and other exclusive benefits.

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