As a respiratory therapist and the newest State Captain for Washington State, I hope to accomplish getting more people involved in pulmonary rehabilitation programs, patients and hospital officials.
As a COPD advocate I have spoken to my family and friends about COPD, I have written about COPD in a newspaper, magazine, or other publication, and I have taught in Pulmonary Rehab.
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 raising awareness by participating in health fairs and community events. I would also like to host and participate in fundraisers to support my community.
My proudest COPD moment was when a patient told me that he went dancing with his wife for the first time in over ten years after attending our pulmonary rehab program.
My inspiration to share is, “Just Breathe- breathing is hard let's learn how to do it better!”
More about me, “I have been a Respiratory Therapist for five years, I have been working in diagnostics about that long. In 2016 I also helped open the pulmonary rehab in our hospital and I have been hooked since. I love teaching people how to breathe better and improving their quality of life”.