As the newest patient advocate and State Captain for Tennessee, I hope to create a better network and spread information about COPD and other pulmonary diseases.
As a COPD advocate I have participated in health fairs or community events to promote COPD awareness, signed up for COPD360Social, spoken to my family and friends about COPD, and am a member of a support group.
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, participating and promoting research opportunities to help find a cure, and working with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD policy.
My proudest COPD moment is teaching two “Harmonicas for Health” classes and starting another one soon! We meet every other week for education and harmonica practice, for breathing health and fun.
My inspiration to share is “Living the dream” - Unknown
More about Doug, “I got involved with Harmonicas for Health, hoping it would help with my breathing and it has I also have found that it’s nice to get out and talk and network with other people about COPD”.