Pulmonary Hypertension is a different and lethal type of high blood pressure. It causes enlargement of the right side of the heart, shortness of breath, high blood pressure ONLY in the pulmonary artery. I've lived with this disease since 2003. When I was diagnosed, I was so sick, I was told I'd likely die within 3 years. Thanks to a TON of research and many advances and new medicines being approved, I'm still here, and doing much better than I was then.
Many of my friends haven't been so lucky. I've chosen to stop counting how many of my friends have lost their lives to this miserable disease. This fundraiser is about raising more money to further that research. This research can save many lives, maybe even my own one day.