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I'm Aware That I'm Rare: the phaware® podcast

A new podcast series devoted to raising global pulmonary hypertension awareness with dynamic stories from PH patients, caregivers and medical professionals from around the world. New Episodes every Monday & Thursday!

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Thekla McGinley Transcript

May 30, 2017

Pulmonary Hypertension patient, Thekla McGinley shares her story. Thekla discusses her frustration in getting a proper PH diagnosis and the importance of PH awareness when it comes to the doctors and nurses treating her rare disease.

My name is Thekla McGinley and I'm from Arkansas.

I started off having what they...


May 29, 2017

Pulmonary Hypertension patient, Thekla McGinley shares her story. Thekla discusses her frustration in getting a proper PH diagnosis and the importance of PH awareness when it comes to the doctors and nurses treating her rare disease.

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Michelle Figueras Transcript

May 26, 2017

Like many pulmonary hypertension patients, Michelle Figuras’ journey to a confirmed diagnosis took several years. She began experiencing unusual symptoms in her late 20s. For years, Michelle was treated for high blood pressure, anxiety, and allergies, before a trip to the ER in 2013 finally confirmed a PH diagnosis...


May 25, 2017

Like many pulmonary hypertension patients, Michelle Figuras’ journey to a confirmed diagnosis took several years. She began experiencing unusual symptoms in her late 20s. For years, Michelle was treated for high blood pressure, anxiety, and allergies, before a trip to the ER in 2013 finally confirmed a PH diagnosis...


Jas James Transcript

May 23, 2017

Jas James is a pulmonary hypertension patient and long-term survivor from Canada. She discusses the moment she realized there was something more than pneumonia that was causing her breathlessness.

My name is Jasveer James from Cobble Hill, B.C.                 

I was really active. I could pitch five games of ball in a...