As a State Captain for Florida, I hope to accomplish helping to connect others in the community to the COPD resources available to them. I look forward to participating in health fairs, possibly workshops in my community. As a caregiver of a loved one with COPD and multiple health problems I am always interested in educational opportunities to help make my job easier. I know that education is vitally important to caregivers and want to help make their job as a caregiver easier.
As a COPD advocate I have spoken to my family and friends about COPD, am a member of a COPD support group, and I have participated in health fairs or community events to promote COPD awareness. As a new member, I am looking forward to participating in more opportunities!
As a State Captain I hope to connect others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives, as well as to hosting and participate in fundraisers to support my community and help to recruiting new State Captains and volunteers.
My proudest COPD moment has been participating in a recent health fair in my community and placing literature about our support group in doctor's office and seeing it displayed.
My inspiration to share is,” Trust the past to God's mercy, the present to God's love and the future to God's providence - Augustine of Hippo