Maxine Flewett

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, Maxine on a daily basis faces 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. Maxine has been a passionate advocate for carers and people living with PF and her circumstances have not stopped her supporting APF whether volunteering as a befriender or answering calls on our helpline.