I have been a respiratory therapist for 15 years. I have worked hospital critical care and now am working with people using respiratory devices in their homes. I love helping people.
As a State Captain I hope to be of service by participating and promoting research opportunities to help find a cure , working with state, local, and national officials to improve COPD policy , connecting others in the COPD community to the resources available so they can live healthier, fuller lives, recruiting new State Captains and volunteers ,raising awareness by participating in health fairs and community events, hosting and participating in fundraisers to support my community, and writing about COPD to share my story and raise awareness.
I hope to raise the level of awareness that COPD does not have to be a life ender. If you take care of yourself, you can live better even with COPD.
My proudest COPD moment was helping my grandmother stop smoking. It is very difficult, but my grandmother proves it can be done with patience and understanding.
My inspirational quote is from my grandmother, “If you can't learn, you have got to feel”