“What gives me hope is that one day there will be a cure.”

By Shane McComic

“I am a 48-year-old single mother of two beautiful daughters. I was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) on July 7, 2014, after my heart doctor did an echocardiogram and an angiogram. I was told for almost three years that it was asthma and that I was too young to have congestive heart failure. Once I was diagnosed, I had an appointment with a pulmonary hypertension (PH) specialist who started me on medication (Letairis and Revatio) and slowly I started getting my life back. I am still on Letairis, Revatio and recently started Orenitram. I am able to live more normally; I have good days and bad days. If I don’t get enough rest, I get really bad, and the humidity really messes with me. What gives me hope is that one day there will be a cure. They have come such a long way with the research and medicine available now. I thank GOD every day I wake up and get to enjoy my daughters, my family and my animals. GOD IS GOOD, and I am blessed to have the support system of my family that helps me in so many ways.”