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Working With PH

September 23, 2010

Does a PH diagnosis mean it’s time to throw in the time clock? Working patients  share their tactics for managing a job and their PH.

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Presenter Information

Sally Maddox Sally Maddox
As a long-term PH patient, Sally Maddox balances working as a math teacher at an alternative school with leading a PH support group and organizing the annual GA Fun Walk for a Cure. She is on PHA’s Board of Trustees and volunteers with her local Emergency Response Team and Crisis Pregnancy Center.
Leslie Polss Leslie Polss
Leslie Polss was diagnosed with PH in 2003. She works full-time as a technical writer in the software industry – a job she interviewed for while on oxygen. Leslie creates cartoons that help others to understand what it’s like to live with PH, speaks at PH events and helps lead a support group.
Joanne Sperando-Schmidt Joanne Sperando-Schmidt
Joanne Sperando-Schmidt has been a PH patient since 1998 and is currently on subcutaneous Remodulin and several other meds. She began her career in New York City at Citicorp. She currently works for a small credit card servicing company near her home.

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