Patient Mentor Profile

BreAnn McFarland


Diagnosed in 1994

"I had a double-lung transplant in 2002, and I have participated in events with both GA Transplant Foundation and PHA; I also wrote a short version of what I have been through with PPH and transplant for a book that was recently published. I enjoy doing different crafts and making gifts in my spare time."

About BreAnn:

  • Born in 1979
  • Lives in Georgia
  • Type of PH: Idiopathic
  • Languages: English

BreAnn feels comfortable discussing her experiences with:

  • depression and mental health issues
  • communicating with school personnel about PH
  • communicating with medical personnel
  • organizing medical records
  • local support groups
  • online communities (PHA email groups, message boards, chats)
  • going to school with PH
  • lung transplant

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