Patient Mentor Profile

Anna Bower


Diagnosed in 2010

"I am a mother and grandmother, with a history of physical and mental abuse. I am learning how to use my spare time, between family, my diseases and sobriety."

About Brigette:

  • Born in 1968
  • Lives in California
  • Type of PH: Associated with heart condition and history of drug use
  • Languages: English

Brigette feels comfortable discussing her experiences with:

  • infused medication
  • inhaled medication
  • oral medication
  • supplementary oxygen
  • depression and mental health issues
  • working with PH
  • communicating with medical personnel
  • communicating with children about PH
  • local support groups
  • online communities (PHA email groups, message boards, chats)

Contact Brigette:

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