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.
To Unite the Pulmonary Fibrosis Community.
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.
Facts About IPF
Breathe Easy – ATS Podcast: Leveraging the Medicare Hospice Benefit for Patients with Advanced Lung Disease Co-hosted by Dr. Patricia Fogelman and Jennifer Wescoe, M.Ed., NCC (below written by Dr. Fogelman) Please enjoy our new episode of American Thoracic Society (ATS) Breathe Easy Podcast: Pulmonary-Palliative Care: We Be-LUNG Together. This is an exceptional episode, thanks […]
Quarterly Education Series: Tuesday, March 19 12-1.30 pm ET “What is the role of UNOS and how is it involved in the lung transplant process” with Dr. Marie Budev, DO, MPH, FCCP and UNOS, OPTN Lung Transplant Chairperson
Quarterly Education Series: “What is the role UNOS and how is it involved in the lung transplant process” with Dr. Marie Budev, DO, MPH, FCCP and UNOS (United Network of Organ Sharing), OPTN (Organ Procurement and Transplant Network) Lung Transplant, Committee Chair Time well spent to learn about the role of UNOS! TUESDAY, March 19 […]
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Podcast has expanded from 4000 downloads and 64 countries to 5000+ and 79 countries in just 3 months! Visit our podcast and learn more about pulmonary fibrosis from experts from across the United States!
Letter to the US Congress: Four Pillars for Supplemental Oxygen Reform – Wescoe Foundation among 20 dedicated patient-advocacy organizations
Letter to the US Congress: Four Pillars for Supplemental Oxygen Reform – Wescoe Foundation among dedicated patient-advocacy organizations Patients need changes to the way that they receive supplemental oxygen. The lung health community has come together in support of Four Pillars for Oxygen Reform. Approximately 50% of people living with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) who use […]