In October 2013, my dad was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis.
He had been experiencing breathlessness and a dry cough for a while before this diagnosis, and after many tests at the hospital we finally were told that it was Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Apart from this, my dad was completely fit and healthy, and so the diagnosis came as a shock. At first, I had no idea what pulmonary fibrosis was and did not realise how serious and life threatening it is. Knowing that this was going to be something that my family had to face and accept and that there was no cure available for my dad pushed me to do something to help.
As an events management student at university, part of my coursework was to put on an event of my choice.
Along with my fellow students, Kirsteen and Kathryn, we decided to hold a club night in Glasgow. I was determined to make sure that Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis was the charity that we raised money for and kindly the other girls agreed.
It was a long process of planning the event, and thankfully it paid off!
We managed to raise £545 for Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis.
I feel proud that I have been able to donate something that can help make a difference to families that are experiencing what mine is right now.
Pulmonary Fibrosis is a horrible disease and I am grateful to Action for Pulmonary Fibrosis for raising awareness about it and providing support.