Get inspired

Sometimes all you need to embark on a new challenge is a little inspiration. Meet the people like you with COPD who have found new ways to improve their lives; discover their stories below.

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“It’s been a huge journey but for me really good changes too.”

Emer, daughter of COPD patient
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"I wouldn't think I was as strong as I was, beforehand... I have got a backbone now. I don't know where I've got it from… That has liberated me.”

Paula, living with COPD, Ireland
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"I want to keep going. I want to do whatever it takes to be well. I'll try and stay as active as I can, I'll try and be as positive as I can, and I'll make the most of the good days that I have.”

Gerardine, living with COPD, Ireland
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“I'm a fighter and determination kicked in. I was determined to live my life, and live it well for as long as I can. And no way am I going to wait to die. Not when I can keep living."

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"You learn to accept it more than anything, and you live with it, but you don't let it rule your life"

Ann, living with COPD, Ireland
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"We live together, but don't forget I am the boss most of the time"

Angela, living with COPD, Ireland
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"I am not done yet. Every step I take will be a step closer to leading as normal a life as I possibly can."

Letitia, living with COPD, Ireland
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"I may have COPD, but I can assure you COPD does not have me."

Paula, living with COPD, Ireland
Fatima, Living with COPD

"It’s never too late to quit…forgive your past, believe in yourself and you can do it. You trained your brain to be a smoker…now you retrain to be a non-smoker."

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November 2016

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