Your COPD stories and videos
People like you, talking about their experiences of COPD.
Read and watch the stories of people who live with and have experienced COPD. Each story discusses an aspect of living with COPD, from diagnosis to keeping active and managing breathlessness.
Your stories about COPD
I’m cycling from Land’s End to John O’Groats in my living room!
Kahren started cycling to stay active and keep her mind occupied during lockdown. First she started cycling the short distances to her daughters homes. Now she is cycling the distance from Land’s End to John O’Groats to raise money for the British Lung Foundation!
COPD changed my future, so I want to change the future of COPD
Carol loved working as a nurse, but when she was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) she had to retire early. Since then, she’s committed to helping improve the lives of people with lung conditions. She hopes her knowledge and experience will help make a difference in lung health research.
We set up a Breath of Life Fund to honour our grandad
Neeshma lost her grandad to chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2018. In his memory, her and her family set up a Breath of Life Fund.
As a younger person with COPD I feel like an outsider
Tracy put her breathlessness down to post-baby weight and tiredness. She then found she had COPD and asthma.
I’m doing the three-peaks challenge in memory of my dad
Rachel’s dad passed away unexpectedly following complications from COPD. She's taking on the three-peaks challenge in memory of her dad.
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Your videos about COPD
Getting active changed my life
Linda has COPD. After a period of inactivity, she decided to turn her life around by getting active.
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Do you have a story to tell? It could be about your lung condition, a friend or relative you know who lives with one, or how caring for them impacts your life. We'd love to hear what you've got to say.