As the first State Captain of New Hampshire, I hope to accomplish getting patients to advocate for themselves by educating themselves about COPD.
As a COPD advocate, I have emailed my elected officials, signed up for COPD 360Social, and am a member of a support group. I have also participated in wellness workshops, pulmonary rehab, and maintenance.
As a State Captain I am interested in Connecting others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives and working one on one with patients and through a support group. Additionally, I am also interested in participating and promoting research opportunities to help find a cure.
My proudest COPD moment has been being BreatheNH's volunteer of the year! A great honor from a wonderful organization!
My inspiration to share is, “In-spire (verb) (1): to encourage somebody to greater effort, enthusiasm, or creativity(2) to awaken a particular feeling in somebody. [Latin--inspirare "to breathe"] Not really a quote but I love it!