I have struggled with CTEPH (Chronic Thromboembolic Pulmonary Hypertension) since 2010. I had my first pulmonary thromboendarterectomy (essentially a full open chest by-pass surgery) in March of 2012. I had my second one year ago on March 24, 2017. When I was done with the second surgery, I promised myself I would walk Team Phenomenal Hope 5K in Pittsburgh this year. While I cannot walk the entire 5K, I AM walking the 1 mile portion. If you can, register and come join me, my son Stephen and our friend Karleigh. If you cannot, please consider making a donation to this fundraiser. ALL of the proceeds go to research for this killer disease.