The Rochester, N.Y., pulmonary hypertension (PH) community held the first meeting of its pediatric support group on Saturday, Aug. 24. Children with PH and their families were invited to join a painting studio and paint zebras on canvas.

Jenn Garigen, Rochester support group leader, reports, “Our first pediatric support group meeting was a success! Thank you so much to Natalie Garigen, PHA and Coloring on Campus for making this happen! It was so nice to meet and chat with other kids and parents in the PH world.”

Did you know that the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) offers online and telephone support groups? You can connect with parents of kids with PH by joining PHA’s monthly parent telephone support group (register online) or PHA’s Parents of Kids with PH Facebook group.

You can also start a pediatric support group in your area with PHA’s help. Contact gro.noitaicossAHP@troppuS for more information.