Pulmonary hypertension (PH) is a rare, debilitating disease in which high blood pressure in the arteries of the lungs can lead to right heart failure.

From simple beginnings — four women who met around a kitchen table in Florida in 1991 — the Pulmonary Hypertension Association (PHA) has evolved into a community of over 16,000 PH patients, caregivers, family members and medical professionals. PHA's mission is to find ways to prevent and cure PH, and to provide hope to the community through support, education, research, advocacy and awareness.

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Diane RamirezNorth Carolina Woman to Begin 30-Day Walk for a Cure for the Disease She’s Conquering 28 Years After Doctors Gave Her Months to Live

Diane Ramirez, one of the longest-living survivors of a misunderstood and too-often misdiagnosed disease, will embark on a 75-mile, 30-day walk for awareness and a cure.

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New Jersey Boy with PH Receives Pope's Special BlessingNew Jersey Boy with Life-threatening Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) Receives Pope's Special Blessing at Philadelphia Mass

After watching Pope Francis kiss their nine-year-old son, Daniel, on the forehead and give him a blessing, Carlos Torres and Martha Gonzalez of North Bergen, New Jersey, are more hopeful than ever in their fight against pulmonary hypertension (PH).

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ChloeTemtchinewithbandNYC Food Truck Scene to Host Unique Concert Series to Raise Awareness about a Life-threatening Disease

With the portable oxygen tank she lovingly calls, “Steve Martin,” at her side, YouTube sensation and award-winning singer-songwriter Chloe Temtchine will showcase her talent during an unconventional concert series to raise awareness about a life-threatening disease she battles daily.

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Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month BadgePHA to Unveil New Ads During Pulmonary Hypertension Awareness Month

On the eve of its 25th anniversary year, PHA is mobilizing resources to let the public know about a progressive, life-threatening disease too often misdiagnosed as asthma.

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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.