Our top stories from 2020
Take a look back at some of our favourite blogs from the past year.
We've continued to be inspired by your stories. So many of you shared tales of bravery in the face of lung disease and the pandemic, and we were moved by your strength. It’s not always easy to share your story, but we know that reading about people who have faced similar challenges can be of great comfort.
Here we share some of our favourite stories of the year.
Inspired by other people’s fundraising efforts, Ginny decided to take on a challenge of her own for the British Lung Foundation. She cycled 10km in 5 days on my static exercise bike and raised over £1000 for the BLF!
After Lisa saw her grandson’s confusion about not being able to give her a hug, she decided to write a book explaining COVID-19 to children. She’s donating a percentage of the proceeds to fund research into IPF, as her dad was diagnosed with the condition in February.
Throughout lockdown, we’ve been amazed by the resilience of all the amazing volunteers who’ve adapted to keep their support groups running. Petra, who leads the team supporting them, shares what happened at the first volunteer celebration.
At a time when lung health matters more than ever, Sandra explains why she #QuitforCovid. Because of the global pandemic, as she knew that it could cause harm to her lungs and airways, Sandra decided things had to change. That’s why she chose to quit smoking.
Andy has a rare type of pulmonary fibrosis. At the start of the year, as the coronavirus crisis began, he was in hospital with a pneumothorax. He shares how he’s coped with lockdown and how he plans to approach the next few months, as many return to a relatively normal life.
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!