Caregiver Mentor Profile

Vanessa Nunn


PH Caregiver from 2003-2011

"I'm a social worker by trade with a Masters in Counseling with an emphasis in Marriage and Family Therapy. My husband lost his battle with PH in January 2011, but I hope that I can continue to help the PH community."

About Venessa:

  • Born in 1964
  • Lives in Kentucky
  • Languages: English

About Venessa’s Loved One:

  • Patient’s year of birth: 1962
  • Type of PH: Idiopathic

Venessa feels comfortable discussing her experiences with:

  • adoption and family planning
  • infused medication
  • supplementary oxygen
  • bereavement and grieving
  • depression and mental health issues
  • working with PH
  • traveling with PH
  • communicating with medical personnel
  • online communities (PHA email groups, message boards, chats)

Contact Venessa:

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