As the newest State Captain from Delaware, I would love to expand upon the work I am doing with our local American Lung Association Events for awareness in community outreach. Whatever opportunities that are available to help, I am more than willing. I would love to accomplish something that I have never done before maybe participating in a Capital Awareness Day. This will be my first year as a State Captain so I am looking forward to learning new things and helping as much as possible. I hope to help elevate the care for COPD patients in my community and create public awareness of the disease.
As a COPD advocate I have emailed my elected officials and published articles about COPD in my local newsletter. Additionally, I have participated in health fairs and community events to promote COPD awareness. I have spoken to my family and friends about COPD and try to raise awareness any chance that I get.
As a State Captain, my interests include connecting others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier and fuller lives, as well as working with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD Policy. I am also interested in raising awareness by participating in health fairs and community events.
My proudest COPD moment: I personally have more then a few great moments since I deal with COPD on a daily basis. My job as a Respiratory Therapy navigator gives me the privilege to help patients suffering with COPD every day at work by providing them with education. I had one particular patient that was coming into the hospital very frequently and after working through the case I was able to get her set up with one of the newer modalities of treatments for COPD a Trilogy machine. Her family was so thankful and she has not been back to the hospital in over a year. She is able to stay home with her family which is the one wish she had all along!
My inspiration to share is, “The only way to do great work is to Love what you do. If you haven't found it yet, keep looking. Don't Settle. ~Steve Jobs.“