Vansmith, an active member of our community who lives in the UK will be participating in a walk for COPD. "My name is Vanessa and I have severe COPD. I have been on oxygen for six years now and need it for both sleep and activity. On September 13th I shall power walk the 13.1 miles of the 'Great North Run' in a bid to to raise awareness of COPD. I will wear a T Shirt bearing the words 'COPD: The Fight for Breath'. BOC (British Oxygen) are helping to make this possible by replenishing my liquid oxygen at regular intervals along the the course - this is necessary because I need a minimum six Liters Per Minute to be able to walk at speed."
I'm proud to help support her efforts and would encourage everyone on the site to offer words of encouragement here as she walks for all of our worldwide community! Let's get behind this wonderful lady.