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 PHAssociation.org/PHaces. You can also click the link to each story below.
Rosemary Graham (diagnosed with PH related to lupus, pulmonary fibrosis and sleep apnea)
“I am grateful and hopeful that despite the challenges, I am still able to push through to be as active as I can in my day-to-day life and ministry.” Read her story of Hope.
Amanda Martin (diagnosed with idiopathic PH)
“What gives me hope is seeing the continued education and research that medical professionals are doing to work toward improved treatments for this disease.” Read her story of Hope.
Sydni Burgess (caregiver) (mother diagnosed with PH)
“My hope is that people see it like my mom did, not as a bump in the road, but to just keep moving forward and take one day at a time…” Read her story of Hope.
Mona Singh (diagnosed with idiopathic PH)
“My motto these days is: ‘Don’t just survive but THRIVE!’ Thriving means raising awareness of this rare disease and raising funds for research.” Read her story of Hope.
Ralf Schmiedel (diagnosed with idiopathic, familial PH related to hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia)
“I found that time gives a lot of hope. Time that you survived and not worsened.” Read his story of Hope.
Alberta Wright (diagnosed with idiopathic PH)
“What gives me hope is every day that I’m awake and I’m able to go to work, church and see my family…” Read her story of Hope.
Rhonda Cramer (diagnosed with familial PH)
“Fundraising gives me a sense of strength and hope.” Read her story of Hope.