It's hard to believe it's been 2 1/2 years since I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension. It was terrifying and relieving all at the same time to know why I felt so out of breath all the time. When Dr. Graham told me the median survival of PH was 3-7 years, I just thought, "But I have a 3 year old!! That's not enough time!" Life will never be the same with medications and oxygen but I am feeling better and fighting for my life. I know that I am not a statistic and I want to be and plan to be around for a LONG time!! I want Sophie to know her mom was a FIGHTER!! This is part of my battle. As my friend Jennie says, "I'm proud to say we are learning to live with the disease, but I am hoping to one day live without it!"
I'm sorry for the late notice, but I wasn't sure if I could do it this year. I think $1000 is an aggressive goal, but I know I have amazing people in my corner to help me fight this battle!! Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12
Pulmonary hypertension is a rare, under-diagnosed, and often misdiagnosed disease. The disease causes high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries, making it harder for the blood to flow through the lungs to pick up oxygen. When diagnosed in time, treatments can be administered that improve quality of life and may prolong it. At this time there is no cure; but we believe through research we will find the cure for PH.
The Burants will be walking with TeamJOE (Jennie, Owen and Eric), this year! If you can't join us, please consider making a donation.
Please join us for our sixth annual “COLORADO PH IN THE PARK” event to support Pulmonary Hypertension research and education. A 5K and 1-Mile Run/ Walk, a Post-Event Expo, Kids Area, Silent Auction, and an Educational Session will make this an exciting day you will not want to miss!
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA), The University of Colorado Denver, and Children’s Hospital Colorado will be hosting this event on Sunday October 4, 2015 at 8:00 a.m. at City Park in Denver.
We appreciate your willingness to help us raise money and awareness to fight this disease. On behalf of PH patients, family members, caregivers and friends, we thank you for your participation and support in this annual event.
For more information contact PHinthePark@gmail.com