Although Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month has ended, responses to our “PHaces of Hope” campaign were so great that the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) will continue to post the community’s PHaces through the end of December.

To view this week’s “PHaces of Hope” visit You can also click the link to each story below.

Tracy Leonard (diagnosed with idiopathic PH)

“I have hope because of the support from my family and friends, my wonderful medical care team and participation in a drug trial.” Read her story of Hope.

Teresa Carroll (diagnosed with PH related to pulmonary veno-occlusive disease)

“My hope is in my faith. You have to have a positive outlook to deal with the harsh and cruel road of pulmonary hypertension.” Read her story of Hope.

Gerry Langan (diagnosed with idiopathic PH)

“My scars give me hope.” Read her story of Hope.

Isla Fordyce, daughter of Ellie Fordyce (diagnosed with idiopathic PH)

“The strength in the PH community gives us hope because it’s made up of people who will never give up!” Read her story of Hope.

Marco Reinoso (diagnosed with idiopathic PH)

“Nothing beats the satisfaction of telling myself I did it! Another day, another week…I’m still here!” Read his story of Hope.

Valerie Ortiz (diagnosed with idiopathic)

“[My] faith gives me HOPE and the strength of my mother’s determination.” Read her story of Hope.