Veteran’s Day: Dennis C.’s Battle With COPD

Veteran’s Day: Dennis C.’s Battle With COPD

At age 29, Dennis C. went to the doctor’s office for a cold and difficulty breathing. A physician’s assistant told the doctor he believed Dennis had a touch of emphysema. The doctor replied that he couldn’t have emphysema — he was too young. Dennis had just ended his...
Alex B.: A Veteran’s Journey With Pulmonary Fibrosis

Alex B.: A Veteran’s Journey With Pulmonary Fibrosis

For 4 years, Alex proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force, and he learned a lot about teamwork during those years. In 2019, Alex was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, but he was able to find another team to help him on his journey with this chronic lung...
Ken H. and Lung Health Institute: A Journey Back to Hope

Ken H. and Lung Health Institute: A Journey Back to Hope

Interstitial lung disease (ILD) is one of the many chronic lung diseases that can seem hopeless. Ken has been on a journey at Lung Health Institute that has restored his hope of a better life. Why Was Ken Without Hope Before Coming to Lung Health Institute? Many...
Maria C.’s Journey With COPD

Maria C.’s Journey With COPD

For 8 years now, Maria has been living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), but her path with this chronic lung disease was much rockier before she had cellular therapy at Lung Health Institute.  What Was Maria’s Life Like Before Her Treatment? Before...
Turning the COPD Clock Back 25 Years for Ronald M.

Turning the COPD Clock Back 25 Years for Ronald M.

Each person’s journey with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a little different, but there aren’t many who have been on as long a journey with this chronic lung disease as Ronald M. For 25 years, he has been fighting with the symptoms of his COPD and...
Natalie L.’s Story: How Believing in Yourself Helps COPD

Natalie L.’s Story: How Believing in Yourself Helps COPD

Some of us believe in ourselves a lot, and others have a harder time doing so. However, believing in yourself and having a positive attitude is vital for patients living with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), and there are few patients who have displayed...
Herb F.: One Man’s Journey With COPD

Herb F.: One Man’s Journey With COPD

Every person is on their own unique journey through life, but the journey of those diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) can be much rockier than many people know. Herb F. was one of the many people struggling along the rocky COPD path, but...
Linda Z.’s Journey at Lung Health Institute

Linda Z.’s Journey at Lung Health Institute

When Linda Z. went to the emergency room 3 years ago, she never guessed that she’d be coming out with a diagnosis that would change her life. What Linda found out was that she was one of the millions suffering from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Since...
Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Story of Allen R.

Living With Pulmonary Fibrosis: The Story of Allen R.

On September 28, 2015, Allen was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) after a biopsy by his pulmonologist. This condition causes thickening and scarring of the lung tissue, and there’s no known cause for Allen’s condition. Before he found Lung Health...
Shaun's Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun's Journey with Pulmonary Fibrosis

Shaun G. was content to spend time with his wife and daughter in their Virginia Beach, Virginia, home. Unfortunately, life would become much more difficult for Shaun and his family when he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis.   Life Before Lung Health Institute...
Herb’s Story: Better Quality of Life, Less Oxygen Use

Herb’s Story: Better Quality of Life, Less Oxygen Use

Herb has chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and the emphysema that often goes along with it. He used to depend on his oxygen tank to do basic chores around the house and to go out in public. However, since seeking treatment at Lung Health Institute, Herb has...
Donna: A Persistent and Optimistic Woman Faces Pulmonary Fibrosis

Donna: A Persistent and Optimistic Woman Faces Pulmonary Fibrosis

At Lung Health Institute, we come into contact with many chronic lung disease patients who have incredible stories and amazing outlooks on their condition and life in general. These stories are the result of great people dealing with chronic lung conditions like...
COPD treatment helps patients overcome emotional issues

COPD treatment helps patients overcome emotional issues

At 66 years old, David has enjoyed sailing since he was 10. In 2006, he noticed that it was getting harder to breathe, and he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) three years later. The effects of COPD caused David to become depressed and...
Cellular therapy helps COPD patients regain independence

Cellular therapy helps COPD patients regain independence

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a chronic lung condition with symptoms that include shortness of breath, airway inflammation and lung tissue damage. With symptoms like these, it’s easy to see how COPD patients might have issues with tasks like walking....