In this session, a panel of people living with chronic lung diseases, including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, bronchiectasis and Alpha1-antitrpysin deficiency, will share their first-hand lived experiences of life with a chronic lung disease.
Living with a chronic lung disease can feel overwhelming, and finding others who understand what you are going through can be difficult. Lung Foundation Australia’s Lived Experience panels provide our community the opportunity to meet and hear from other people who are living with the same condition.
Whether you are newly diagnosed or have been living with your lung condition for many years, hearing from others who understand what you are going through can make a difference. Our panel will provide stories of strength and hope, and tips on how they live well.
A Q&A session will take place during the webinar so you can gain answers to your questions live.
Date: Thursday 26 May 2022
Time: 12:00pm (QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS), 11:30am (NT, SA), 10:00am (WA)
Meet our panelists
Denise was diagnosed with Bronchiectasis 10 years ago and has had Asthma and significant lung issues since childhood. She lives in the Bayside Suburb of Melbourne with a supportive husband and Golden Retriever.
Kylie has been living with Bronchiectasis since 1996 and has been managing chronic cough and other respiratory conditions since infancy. She is a teacher and currently runs her own business training teachers and schools. Kylie enjoys nature, singing, dancing, reading, netball and spending time with her two dogs.
Clayton Dyer, QLD
Clayton is from North Brisbane and was first diagnosed with COPD (Emphysema) back in 2006/2007. He has always had an interest in gardening and photography, but as of late has only been able to water the garden and watch the grass grow which he still enjoys.
Ken was diagnosed with COPD ( Emphysema) in 2002 when hospitalised with pneumonia which he just scraped through. After a lengthy recuperation period, he resumed work as builder though at a much slower pace. Ken lost his darling wife to Lung Cancer in 2019, and became involved with LFA during her illness. He is currently away caravanning with his dog Argee which he loves doing whenever possible.