Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a rare, chronic illness of the lungs that affects the functioning of the heart and can lead to right heart failure. PH patients experience symptoms such as shortness of breath, dizziness and fatigue. While there’s currently no cure, there are 12 FDA-approved therapies available to help patients live better lives. Without treatment, mean survivability is only 2.8 years. With new treatments and improved care, many patients now have hope for survival.
In 2006, after nearly fourteen years of living with pulmonary hypertension (PH), Chloë Rand passed away. Nine months later, Chloë’s brother Zach joined the cast of Broadway’s Les Miserables. He was nine years old. Zach has continued to work as a professional actor since. Now seventeen, Zach has joined forces with his siblings: Liv, Ava and Elijah, TV and radio host and best-selling author Jeffrey Hayzlett, the PH community and his friends from stage, television and film to bring together breathless on Broadway: An Evening of Uniting Voices and Raising Awareness for Pulmonary Hypertension.
Rand, whose credits include Broadway: Les Miserables (Gavroche); Broadway and First National Tour: Disney’s Mary Poppins (Michael Banks); Television: Do No Harm (Ray Jordan) and Nurse Jackie (Tommy Varelli); conceived the idea for a fundraiser when he was a member of an all-kid executive board for Broadway Kids Care, a foundation dedicated to engaging kids in philanthropy – and he was just ten years old. When Jeffrey Hayzlett heard about the event he offered to join in on the fun helping breathless on Broadway come to life.
Our family is commited to finding a cure for Pulmonary Hypertension. We thank you for joining in the fight against
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