As a respiratory therapist and the newest State Captain from Montana, I would like to accomplish educating people about COPD, spread awareness about the effects of the disease, and help those suffering from COPD to improve their quality of life.
As a COPD advocate, I have written about COPD in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication, as well as have spoken to my family and friends about COPD. I have also participated in health fairs or community events to promote COPD awareness.
As a State Captain, I am interested in working with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD policy, and connecting others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives. I would also like to raise awareness by participating in health fairs and community events, recruiting new State Captains and volunteers, and write about COPD to share my story and help raise awareness.
My proudest COPD moment has been helping clients to be free from oxygen through pulmonary rehab and improve their quality of life.
My inspiration to share is, “We can't help everyone, but everyone can help someone - Ronald Reagan
More about me, “I have watched family members, friends, acquaintances, and strangers suffer from lack of breath and declining quality of life. I supervise a pulmonary rehab program, as well as a PFT Lab. It is an absolute honor to help people find hope and learn to live again”.