BENEFITING: Pulmonary Hypertension Association Inc
EVENT: Baltimore Walk for Hope
EVENT DATE: Nov 02, 2014
Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a chronic, life-threatening disease, which can lead to right-side heart failure and has no cure. In March of 2014 it killed my mother, Frances K. Haman. There is no cure for this disease, which slowly robs patients of the ability to breath, causing fatigue and dizziness, while damaging the heart.
PH is messy and complicated and ridiculously expensive to manage. The treatments are often complex, require extensive follow-up care, and frequent changes. When Mom was disgnosed, neither of us had ever heard of PH and had no idea what we were in for!
The Pulmonary Hypertension Association (http://www.phassociation.org/) offered us so much information and support for the battle ahead, including an amazing Survival Guide I used to decode medical jargon and acronyms and know the right questions to ask.
Those who knew my mom know how she tried to beat PH and what a hard battle it was. Please join me in supporting this organization in their mission to prevent and cure pulmonary hypertension and to provide hope for the pulmonary hypertension community. Lets end PH for Fran!