Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis
The Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis provides support, education, advocacy, and resources for patients living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) as well as their care partners and families, in order to sustain the highest possible quality of life.
How We Accomplish This
Create, develop and facilitate IPF support groups
Develop and implement IPF educational programs
Create, develop and facilitate IPF community events
Provide helpful resources for patients & caregivers
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What is Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)?
Pulmonary Fibrosis is the progressive scarring of the lungs that occurs when air sacs known as alveoli gradually become replaced by fibrotic tissue or scar tissue. As the scar tissue becomes thicker, it leads to stiffness in the lungs, making it difficult to breathe. Pulmonary fibrosis is found in over 200 lung disorders, so it is important for your health care provider to identify the cause of the fibrosis, because different types of fibrosis respond to different treatments.
#GIVINGTUESDAY2022 is TODAY, Tuesday, November 29! #GivingTuesday2022 is TODAY! Every dollar donated to the Wescoe Foundation for Pulmonary Fibrosis goes directly to helping us provide resources to patients and care partners impacted by Pulmonary Fibrosis!
CARING for CARE PARTNERS FAR & WIDE As we continue to highlight #NationalCaregiversMonth, we invite you to join us next Friday, and the first Friday of every month for our Coffee with Care Partners Support Group. Here we discuss self care, life management, major role changes and many other topics, all with the goal to […]
HAPPY THANKSGIVING 2022! We wish you and yours a very HAPPY Thanksgiving today! We are so thankful to be able to provide support and resources to our patients and care partners each and every day as they navigate #pulmonaryfibrosis. What are you thankful for today?
PA-IPF Support Network Pulmonary Fibrosis PODCAST: “What is an exacerbation and how do I manage it?” Dr. Nathaniel Marchetti from Temple Lung Center
Episode 19 of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Podcast is out TODAY! Thank you to Temple Lung Center‘s, Dr. Nathaniel Marchetti, dedicated pulmonologist for talking about acute exacerbation, what it is, and a patient & care partner’s way to manage it. Visit paipfsupportnetwork.org to learn about this informative podcast and the other 18 incredible PF Podcasts available!