Imagine feeling short of breath, even when you were resting. That breathless feeling, along with a dry cough, aching muscles and fatigue, are just some of the symptoms of Pulmonary Fibrosis. The term Fibrosis means scarring and Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) indicates scarring in the lungs. In the case of people suffering from PF, scar tissue builds up in the walls of the air sacs of the lungs, restricting the oxygenation of their blood and making it difficult to breathe, walk, or exercise.
Although there is no known cure, there is hope for those suffering from PF via The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation. The Foundation is the leading source of information on PF and aims to increase pulmonary fibrosis awareness, provide enhanced patient support, and increase research funding. Their signature programs include the PFF Care Center Network, PFF Patient Registry, PFF Patient Communication Center,and the PFF Ambassador Program, the PFF Summit, disease education materials, and an international network of support groups and online communities.
EI Production Artist Ramon Padilla has been personally affected by this difficult disease. His mother-in-law suffered and ultimately succumbed to PF in 2010, and he selected The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation as the recipient of the EI team’s charitable donation for the month of December in her memory. We’re proud to support Ramon’s choice and hope you’ll join us in contributing to The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation.
For more information on The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation or to make your own charitable contribution, visit: www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org