Woman With Pulmonary Fibrosis Creates Her Own Local Support Group
Being diagnosed with a chronic lung disease like pulmonary fibrosis can be overwhelming, and patients often feel isolated and alone.
This was exactly how Debra Baldwin felt after she was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2015. According to Fox8, the Burlington, North Carolina resident traveled 45 minutes to attend her nearest support group, but the journey became increasingly difficult as her disease progressed. When she was no longer able to attend, she found she missed the support and friendship she’d encountered at the group meetings so she decided to set up her own support group closer to home.
Debra set up the Just Breathe Pulmonary Fibrosis Support group in Burlington, where fellow PF sufferers can meet to share advice. The group meets every third Thursday of the month at the Alamance Regional Medical Center, from 6pm–7:30pm.
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