Tom McMillan

Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis

When Tom McMillan’s wife Una was diagnosed with the terminal disease, pulmonary fibrosis, the despair and desperation that often hits everyone with a terminal illness, soon turned to action and hope after he became aware that Northern Ireland has the highest prevalence of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in the UK, with an estimated 1,200 sufferers.

Despite being Una's carer, Tom became the single most influential campaigner and supporter of people affected by pulmonary fibrosis in NI. Tom fundraises, provides emotional and practical support to families affected by this dreadful disease and campaigns for investment into local services. Louise Wright, CEO at APF says; 'Tom is an absolute inspiration to us all. Nothing is ever too much trouble. He's calm, insightful and highly motivated. He's made a real difference to hundreds of peoples lives in NI and beyond. We are incredibly thankful for his support.'