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Leader Contact Information

Feel free to contact our group's leaders to share your story, ask questions and get connected with our group.

Group Leader: Merle Reeseman 724 458-5573

 Upcoming Meetings and Events

Come meet with other patients and caregivers at our support group meetings. Typically, we will meet the second Saturday of every odd month at 1 p.m. There will be some changes, so always check the date. Click the View Calendar button below for upcoming meeting information.

Twinsburg Public Library
10050 Ravenna Rd.
Twinsburg, OH 44087
Handicap Access

Please RSVP to Merle  either by phone or email
724 458-5573 (PA) or
  8th Annual Walk & Roll     
           New Location - Building with AC and indoor plumbing 

11 a.m. is when the fun begins
Brushwood Pavilion ~ Furnace Run Metro Park
4955 Townsend Rd.,
Richfield, OH  44286
to register:
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Next Meeting
July 12, 2014
​Join us when Beth Patrick a nurse specialist from Accredo Therapeutics will do a presentation on:
Traveling with a Chronic Illiness
Lunch will be provided and there will be a door prize.
Free parking and a handicap entrance.
Please RSVP to Merle Reeseman, Support Group Leader
by July 9th, either by phone or email
724 458-5573724 458-5573 or
Thank you Accredo Therapeutics for sponsoring lunch and our presentation for the day.

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May 3, 2014
Join us when Nancy Bair, CNS will do a presentation on
PULMONARY HYPERTENSION:  Understanding the Basics
Nancy is certified nurse specialist at the Cleveland Clinic - Department of Medicine and Critical Care.
 Lunch will be provided but please RSVP to Merle by April 30
Thank you Bayer HealthCare LLC for sponsoring our meeting

March 8, 2014

Ever wonder how our doctors keep up to date.  How their treatment goals for PH confirms the need to analyze multiple goals for defining the success of therapy including symptoms, exercise capacity and the right ventricular function.  Join us when Dr. Schilz will give us an update on all that went on at the:

The Fifth World Symposium on Pulmonary Hypertension (Nice, France 2013) 

Robert Schilz, D.O., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University ~ Medical Director of Lung Transplantation and Pulmonary Vascular Disease ~ University Hospitals of Cleveland, chair of the Educational Committee and member of the Scientific Leadership Council for PHA.

Lunch will be provided and there will be a door prize.


March 8            

May 3

July 12

August 16                   8th WALK & Roll                           ALL

           Start saving money for research and awareness

September 13

November 8               Maybe – if CCF Summit then Dec

December 6             




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The National Organization for Rare Disorders (NORD) awarded PHA the Abbey S. Meyers Leadership Award in 2012 for outstanding service to PHA members in advocacy, education and other key areas.