As a respiratory therapist and a State Captain from Kansas, I hope to accomplish helping people understand how to live with COPD and to maximize medication, actives and daily living to their fullest.
As a COPD advocate, I have sent a letter to my members of Congress about COPD and I have participated in health fairs and community events to promote COPD awareness.
As a State Captain, I am most interested in connecting others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives, raising awareness by participating in health fairs and community events, and working with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD policy.
My proudest COPD moment has been when my patients tell the pulmonologist, "I'm doing better since Marlyce showed me how to use my medication and she got me a 6-month neb cup!”
My inspiration to share is, “Today is a good day to have a good day”
More about me: I’ve been a respiratory therapist for 30 plus years. Started in high school as an OJT. Have set up several respiratory departments in NW KS. In 2018, I was the proud recipient of the Hugh Mathewson Award, which is given to a therapist who continues to support and serve the respiratory care profession. I am currently the Director of Respiratory Care in Wakeeney, KS. I opened the department in September 2014. I'm very passionate about what I do!