Raising Awareness for IPF in Cards and Song

Wendy Henderson avatar

by Wendy Henderson |

Share this article:

Share article via email

In this gripping video shared in August 2014, Elicia Shepard uses placards to demonstrate how little is known about one of the  biggest killer diseases – idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF).

Find out more simple facts about idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis you should know about here. 

Shepard shows us that although idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis leads to 40,000 deaths each year – approximately the same as breast cancer or prostate cancer – awareness of IPF is incredibly low and only 1% of patients are likely to get a life-saving lung transplant.

Read about IPF patient Diane’s life-changing lung transplant. 

Pulmonary Fibrosis News is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.