Donate to Pulmonary Hypertension Association

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$72 donated
$1,928 more needed

This fundraiser closed 2 months ago

As many of you know, my son Jackson was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension in August of 2012.

Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) is a chronic and currently incurable disease. PH refers to high blood pressure in the lungs due to the arteries in the lungs narrowing. The right side of the heart has to work harder to push blood through the narrowed arteries. Eventually, the extra stress causes the heart to enlarge and that stress and fatigue can lead to heart failure. PH can occur at any age, even at birth and it affects people of all races and ethnic backgrounds. In some cases PH is associated with another medical condition such as congenital heart disease or other lung disease; and in other cases the cause is not known (idiopathic PH). While research has come incredibly far in the last 15 years or so, with 9 approved PH therapies and many more in the pipeline, none of these therapies is approved for use in children.

Jackson will be 2 on June 23rd. I am challenging all of my family and friends to make a donation of $2 (or more if you can!) to the Pulmonary Hypertension Association in honor of Jackson turning 2. Please help us win the PHight and find a cure!

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