Saturday, November 9, 2013

PHight 4 A Cure with Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness

Hello and welcome to our Pulmonary Awareness Blog Hop!!

Is this the first time you have heard of pulmonary hypertension? If you said yes, then you're not alone. Millions of people around the world have never even heard of PH...including hundreds of doctors.

That is why awareness for this horrible disease is so important! Pulmonary hypertension is high blood pressure in the lungs. It is a chronic and life-changing disease that can lead to right heart failure if left untreated. It takes too long for pulmonary hypertension to be diagnosed. The median survival rate without treatment is approximately 2.8 years, making the need to obtain a rapid and accurate diagnosis urgent. Unfortunately, the average duration from symptom onset to a confirmed diagnosis by right heart cauterization is also 2.8 years. We are reaching patients too late in the process. Early diagnosis is so important in saving the lives of PH patients, so we hope you will help us in spreading the word about pulmonary hypertension to others!

I have lent my blog today to a sister crafter, BreAnn McFarland, a PH patient and  lung transplant recipient  who was diagnosed at the age of 14. 

So she may spread awareness among our friends and family on Pulmonary Hypertension

Message from BreAnn:  
I remember when I was diagnosed, and no one had heard of PH, no support, no one to ask questions, no answers. Here we were told I had a fatal lung disease with no cure, and I needed to be listed for a heart/lung transplant right away if I wanted to see my 15th birthday!

BreAnn's wish to spread PH awareness is coming true today with the help of two fabulous artist Betty (Simply Betty Stamps) and Tamara (The Stamping Chef) who both created beautiful images for this special cause, and some very talented and crafty friends!!

BreAnn made this beautiful Post It note holder using Betty's beautiful Butterfly image!

This is a two (2) day hop,  today and tomorrow with a challenge for everyone to join at the end of tomorrow's hop!

 Each day we will have a special image by each artist,  you may request by sending an email to the  listed email for each artist with your answer to our special question (be sure to read each post for "PH Facts" to find the answer)

The question you will need the answer for today's free image is :

"How many treatments are FDA approved for children with PH?"

send your request for Betty's beautiful image to :
subject line: HOP Digi
Please respect our artist's policies, no sharing of image send your friends here to join our hop!

Comments for a chance for some fabulous prizes  will close Saturday  November 16th 11:59 PM EST  with winner's announced on Saturday November 23 rd.

Our Fabulous Prizes

$15 Gift Certificate 

3 digital images of winner's choice 

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Today we are sharing some inspiration with the beautiful image created by Betty Roberts (Simply Betty Stamps) along with information on Pulmonary Hypertension 

Here is our line-up for today
 Saturday Line Up

Be sure to come back for our Day 2 of our special PH blog Hop!!

Our special challenge will begin tomorrow 
linky will be live at 6 PM EST
One winner will receive


Katya said...

BreAnn, your note holder is just stunning. I love your your both your creative work and the work you put in for this awareness/cause. Thank you for letting me join this hop.


Shirley said...

What a great lead off post to the blog hop. BreAnn's art work is gorgeous. I am honored to be among the bloggers.

sandra carey said...

The art work is stunning for this Blog Hop Hugs Sandra xx

Ruza Rebel said...

Jackie you are such an amazing lady to host this amazing Blog Hop for BreAnn! Her post-it note holder is gorgeous, just as the image Betty created!!!

Amanda said...

BreAnn thankyou for allowing me to be part of such a great hop and to hopefully get more awareness out there to people.
I love your note holder, it's amazing.
Big Hugs

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