Although Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month has ended, responses to our “PHaces of Hope” campaign were so great that the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) is continuing 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.

Angela Starshadow (diagnosed with PH related to a heart valve defect)

“I believe the more people understand how exactly PH works, the closer we can get to finding a cure.” Read her story of Hope.

Shane McComic (diagnosed with PH related to scleroderma and lupus)

“What gives me hope is that one day there will be a cure.” Read her story of Hope.

Joy Vera (diagnosed with PH related to sleep apnea)

“I’m hopeful that awareness will bring change for all of us affected by this invisible, rare, chronic, complicated, debilitating and misunderstood disease.” Read her story of Hope.

Maritza Rodriguez (diagnosed with PH related to Fen-Phen)

“Para que lleguen los medicamentos que necesitamos para nuestros familiares y amigos que padecen hipertensión pulmonar!” Read her story of Hope.

Shira Van Baardwijk (diagnosed with PH)

“My family gives me hope.” Read her story of Hope.