If you’re a member of the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), you should have received the September 2022 issue of Pathlight, our member magazine.
The September cover story recaps the joy and excitement of PHA 2022 International PH Conference and Scientific Sessions. As our first in-person event since 2019, PHA 2022 reflects September issue’s theme, transition. We share photos and anecdotes that illustrate the emotion, connections and inspiration from attendees, speakers and the event itself.
The issue also recognizes the many kinds of transitions our community encounters with PH:
In “Breathing Easier With New Lungs,” Holly Szmutko of Valparaiso, Indiana, celebrates her double-lung transplant. A long-time PHA advocate, she shares the ups and downs of adjusting to life with new lungs.
Mike Lentz of Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida, relates how his fundraising efforts have evolved over the past 10 years. In this issue’s donor profile, he discusses his late wife Maureen’s PH and his work with PHA.
Bonnie Patricelli also shares inspiration from the loss of a loved one. She honors her son Ryan by continuing the support group they founded in South Jersey, near Philadelphia.
In the September issue, we also memorialize another member of the PH community. The issue features a tribute to Rino Aldrighetti, PHA’s first employee and first executive director and CEO, who died of cancer complications in May.
Other transitions covered in this issue are more joyful: We welcome new PHA leadership on the Board of Trustees and new support groups, while celebrating a longtime PH champion who is retiring from Congress. This issue also includes tips for returning to care and normalcy and open enrollment reminders.
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.
Choose the membership category best for you. By joining at the Supporter, Leadership or Champion level, you support PHA’s patient programs, including PHA educational forums and support groups. To join by phone, call 301-565-3004 x810.
Health care professionals: New PHA members receive a 20% discount through Nov. 30.