As a patient advocate and State Captain of New Jersey, I hope to accomplish spreading more awareness about COPD.
As a COPD advocate, I have spoken openly to others about COPD, and The COPD Foundation. I am an active member on 360social, I think it is important to share a positive voice with those who are coming to the site to learn more about living with COPD. I have also had opportunities to participate in COPD research opportunities, webinars, and other research through the COPD PPRN network. I continue to reach out to my members of Congress about COPD. For my newest venture for 2020, I am now in direct contact with the regional vice president of CVS and I truly hope I can spread COPD Awareness to members of upper management at CVS.
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 I would also like to be involved in fundraising opportunities.
My proudest COPD moments are, when I can approach someone who may or may not have COPD and engage in a healthy conversation about COPD and The COPD Foundation.
My inspiration to share is, “Reading the wonderful posts daily on 360 and realizing no matter what corner of the world we are from, we have a wonderful family!”
A fact about me, “I was diagnosed in August of 2016, I quit smoking a month prior to my diagnosis and have remained smoke free since, honestly there is no secret, a healthy diet, exercise, immunizations and most of all COPD360Social I couldn't have done it without the Foundation and wouldn't want to”.