BENEFITING: Pulmonary Hypertension Association Inc
My favorite person was diagnosed with IPAH – idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension in August of 2011. The disease causes constriction & high blood pressure in the pulmonary arteries making it harder for the blood to flow through the lungs to become oxygenated which in turn causes the heart to work harder. The heart then becomes enlarged & ultimately fails. The disease is progressive, life-threatening and without a cure which makes me super sad because she's a pretty cool cat so if you're feeling generous I urge you to donate to this cause because not only would it make me happy, you would be doing a great thing.