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patientMpower PF awareness month video chats - Michele Peters

September is a global month long campaign to help raise awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis, aid timely diagnosis and help patients with pulmonary fibrosis to get the treatment and care that they need.
At patientMpower we will be involved in lots of activities for Pulmonary Fibrosis month – This video is the first in our video series for the month. We’re delighted to be joined by Michele Peters from Team Jeffery for PF for our first video of the month.

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Meet patientMpower user Seán O’Muircheartaigh

Hi, my name is Seán O’Muircheartaigh, I’m 73 and located in Galway, Ireland. I was a patient in Galway Regional Hospital with an undiagnosed illness about five years ago. A computed tomography (CT) scan identified by my doctor showed suspicious darkening at the base of my lung. I was transferred to another hospital where they carried out a full scale investigation and confirmed idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF)

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Meet patientMpower user & Emmy award winner, Mike Olsen!

Hi, my name is Mike Olsen and I’m from Louisville Kentucky. I am an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) warrior patient. I started having trouble after an ice storm in December 2012. I kept also having allergy problems and when I kept being treated time and time again for sinus infections my allergy doctor sent me to a pulmonologist, because I always had bronchitis every winter.

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Meet Nicola Cassidy from The Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA)

Hello! My name is Nicola and I am a Director of the Irish Lung Fibrosis Association (ILFA), the national patient organisation for patients and carers affected by lung fibrosis in Ireland. My mother, Denise, was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) at 56 years of age and I was her caregiver when her health deteriorated. I know first-hand about the daily struggles faced by patients living with IPF. I joined ILFA as a committee member in 2007 and have been involved with the patient organisation since then.

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