Dee Bryan

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a life-limiting disease that few have heard of. It’s incredibly debilitating and causes lungs to scar, making them harder and smaller and literally deprives a person of oxygen. There is no cure and life expectancy after diagnosis is three to five years.

A devastating condition for anyone to face but as the main carer for her husband, Dee on a daily basis faced this challenge head on whilst supporting Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis (APF) as a volunteer, working in the knowledge that her husband had a terminal illness. Dee is a passionate advocate for people living with PF and her desperate personal circumstances did not stop her from supporting the work of APF- campaigning for early access to supportive/palliative care and highlighting the difference that it can make in improving quality of life. Working through her own personal battles, Dee has brought a warmth and openness to the work of APF and has shared the highs and lows of her husband’s journey bringing her palliative care background and personal experience to inform and educate and help develop APF into a leading charity in the fight to find a cure for PF.