As a State Captain of New Jersey, I hope to accomplish bringing more awareness about this disease and help educate elected officials and community members.
As a COPD advocate I have called written, and emailed my elected officials, as well as have participated in COPD research opportunities such as the COPD PPRN, and have spoken to my family and friends about COPD. Additionally, I am a member of a support group, and have signed up for COPD360social.
As a State Captain, I am most interested in participating and promoting research opportunities to help find a cure, and want to work with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD policy. I would also like to connect others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives.
My proudest COPD moment is when I got out of my wheelchair after being in it for four months.
My inspiration to share is, “A river cuts through a rock not because of its power but because of its persistence”