Maureen Ward

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a life-limiting disease that few have heard of. For those who are diagnosed it is terrifying. PF scars the lungs making them harder and smaller and, literally, deprives a person of oxygen. It never gets better, there is no cure and life expectancy after diagnosis is three to five years. Maureen has had first-hand experience of this disease- her husband passed away from PF. Maureen is passionate, brave, empathic, despite her own challenges facing the death of her husband she set up the Action for Pulmonary Support Group. She quickly realised there was a need to provide emotional support for people affected by Pulmonary Fibrosis. With her husband’s diagnosis, she could see the struggles he was facing and immediately had a desire to help others in the same position.