Age: 41 | Location: Cleveland, OH | Condition: COPD
When daily chores, walking and having a conversation left her out of breath, Tammi S. knew it was time to try something different for her chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). She contacted the Lung Institute to learn more about stem cell treatment options. She spoke with Lung Institute staff several times before she decided to have treatment in August 2015.
Tammi and her family noticed improvements to her health quickly, and over time, Tammi’s daily activities increased. Now, Tammi can walk, have a conversation and polish her own nails without feeling short of breath. Interested in what her pulmonary function test (PFT) would report, Tammi went to her doctor. Skeptical he would see improvement, the doctor performed a PFT, finding that Tammi’s lung function went from 58% before treatment to 78% after treatment. Tammi looks forward to continued improvement and says she doesn’t have a cough, feels happy and loves life.