In Honor of Glen Allen Spangler
What is it Pulmonary Fibrosis? Why should I care?
Do you know someone who coughs a lot? When Glen started coughing we just thought it was a dry winter cough. We had no idea it was something so serious as Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Pulmonary fibrosis (PF) is a condition in which the lung tissue becomes thickened, stiff, and scarred. As lung tissue becomes scarred, it is more difficult for the lungs to transfer oxygen into the bloodstream. As a result, the brain, heart, and other organs do not get the oxygen they need to function properly. It robs you of your breath and your vitality. Glen only lasted two years after his diagnosis.
If you knew Glen, you remember he was a carefree, happy, fun loving person with a great sense of humor. He could fix anything and build anything. Everyone turned to him to help them with projects. Whether it be a fixing a car, putting in windows, building a shed or putting in an air conditioner, all his friends knew they could count on him.
I’m walking to raise awareness of this horrible disease and to help others who suffer from PF find relief.
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation does so much to help people please help me in supporting their efforts.