Pulmonary Fibrosis Stories: Ricky Miller

 

In this photograph montage from Jason T. Beck called Celebrating Ricky Miller, we get a glimpse of the life of Ricky from Akron, Ohio, who battled idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a chronic condition that causes scarring in the lung tissue.

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Sadly, Ricky died of complications from the condition in April 2016 when the disease became more severe. He was just 33 years old. He is survived by his wife, Liz, whom he married in 2004 and their four children. Ricky was an inspiration to those around him as he never gave up hope and faith, and continued, even when he was ill, to show compassion for others.

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  1. Marilyn Delahoussaye says:

    What are the two types of pulmonary fibrosis….people keep telling me there are two different types of pulmonary fibrosis, but I have never seen anything but. IPF! I was diagnosed with “pulmonary fibrosis” almost a year ago. My daughter asked my pulmonologist if there are 2 different types, and she said,”Uh huh”. My daughter said, “my mom does not have the bad kind, does she “? and she again nodded her head! For obvious reasons I would like to know what I have!, EVERYWHERE I only read about IPF. What is the other called, and how do I find out about it?

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