Share Your COPD Story: Suzy Garrison

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 7, 2017 3:51:32 PM

Receiving the news of being diagnosed with COPD can be a tough pill to swallow. Which may cause feelings of confusion, anger, depression, hoplessness, or a combination of any of these feelings.

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Share Your COPD Story: Kim Lam

Posted by Eden Coleman on Jan 30, 2017 3:30:00 PM

When you hear about COPD, do you first think of a young or older aged patient? Most commonly, COPD impacts people 40 years or older. However that's not to say that younger people are not affected, it's just the vast majority of patients are over 40.

In today's share your COPD story, you will hear from Kim Lam a 30 year old patient with COPD. We are excited to bring you her story so you can hear how a younger patient copes with her disease, and the steps she takes to ensure a healthy and happy life with COPD.

Now that you are introduced to Kim, it's time for her to share her COPD story with you!

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Share Your COPD Story: Jerry Few

Posted by Lisa Burkhart on Jan 4, 2017 2:33:50 PM

Coal and coal mining has had a long and storied history both here in the US and abroad. Coal has been continuously used as a source of heat and fuel since antiquity.

The Romans excavated surface coal deposits as early as the 2nd century A.D. and there is even some evidence that cave people burned coal as a means of heat.

In this country, the Hopi used coal for heat and cooking as far back as the 1300’s. Commercial coal mining began in the early 18th century on the Atlantic seaboard and eventually spread east into the Appalachians and across the west.

Today, you will hear a story unlike anyother we have published! Jerry Few shares his story with both COPD and the black lung.

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Share Your COPD Story: Stacey

Posted by Eden Coleman on Nov 30, 2016 2:00:00 PM


Today we are excited to bring you the personal COPD story of Stacey, a dedicated professional wrestler and trainer. Stacey has been wrestling for over 30 years, but also picked up the unfortunate habit of smoking. 

Her dedication helped push her to finally quit the cancer stick, but unfortunately it was too late, as 5 months after quitting she was diagnosed with COPD.

You'll be hearing from Stacey to see exactly how she manages her respiratory disease by consistently maintaining a positive outlook and making lifestyle adjustments.

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Share Your COPD Story: Patrick Wolohan

Posted by Eden Coleman on Oct 31, 2016 2:54:18 PM

Welcome back to Share Your COPD Story :) 

Today you will be hearing the story of Patrick Wolohan, who's faced an uphill battle with his health since he was born with Pulmonary Hypertension and a congenital heart defect.

Despite the odds he has faced, Patrick doesn't allow his declining health to control his life. Instead, he turns to meditation, self improvement workshops, friends, family, and God to help him accept his unfortunate circumstances and make peace with himself, both mentally and emotionally.

In the words of Patrick "Embracing and loving yourself may seem really hard and it was for me. It's really about making peace with what you have. I know people who have a much harder go in life than myself."

It's now time for Patrick to take over.. 

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Share Your COPD Story: Eileen Ryan

Posted by Eden Coleman on Oct 27, 2016 3:06:37 PM

I am ecstatic to bring you the latest addition of Share Your COPD Story.

Today you will hear the story of Eileen Ryan, from the get go you will learn how Eileen has managed to not allow COPD to control her life through proper disease management.

The biggest thing you will notice while reading Eileen's story is just how incredibly optimistic she is. Despite having the 3rd leading cause of death in the United States, COPD.

Once a nurse, Eileen became a patient and eventually received a COPD diagnosis due to her unfortunate decision to smoke.

But Eileen has made adjustments in her life that include quitting smoking and making the treatment of her COPD her number 1 priority.

It's now time to hear from Eileen: 

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Share Your COPD Story: Anne Berry

Posted by Eden Coleman on Oct 3, 2016 3:30:00 PM

Today we are excited to share Anne Berry's story with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, better known as COPD.

Anne wasn't one to site back and let life pass her by. Instead, she was frequently at the gym lifting weights or enjoying a nice walk on days she wasn't at the gym. Anne was still able to make fitness a priority despite having a full time job at the post office.

She even pursued her dream of attending film school in LA. But unfortunately, due to her decision to smoke cigarettes she was diagnosed with COPD 10 years ago.

I'll now pass it over to Anne to share the rest of her story with COPD.

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Share Your COPD Story: Margaret

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 30, 2016 4:29:30 PM

Living an active and social life, Margaret enjoyed life to the fullest. But like many of you, her long-term decision to smoke cigarettes led to her unfortunate diagnosis with COPD. Both Margaret and her friends were "shocked" at her diagnosis, especially since she was so active leading up to her diagnosis.

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Share Your COPD Story: Aubrey Cohen

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 26, 2016 2:30:00 PM

Aubrey Cohen enjoyed life to it's fullest extent, she was outgoing and constantly active. However, like many of you she was delivered the unfortunate news that she has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

But that doesn't hold Aubrey back. Through regular exercise training and eating a healthy diet, Aubrey "practically has no extreme problem with breathing".

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Share Your Story: Robert White

Posted by Eden Coleman on Sep 13, 2016 3:00:00 PM

A long time, hardworking civilian in the HVAC space. Robert White lived an active, social, and mobile lifestyle leading up to his diagnosis with COPD. But due to long-term use of cigarettes, up to 2 and a half packs per day to be exact, Robert's decisions caught up to him in the form of stage 4 COPD.

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