Welcome to the permanent home of
Bill Horden, and his COPD Advocate, have been beacons of hope for thousands of people who have been diagnosed with COPD. His profound insights and great writing skills provided not only a source of timeless information, but the hope and will to live for the afraid, scared, newly diagnosed COPD sufferer.. One of his messages is one of the most quoted phrases within the COPD support community.
COPD is not a death sentence!
Bill's philosophy and drive are best illustrated by the following quote from his website:
In the quote above, he refers to "lighting a candle". Bill Horden's efforts and writings have lit far more than a candle. His drive and fire, passed on through his writings, have lit torches - inspiring others to follow his pioneering efforts.
Regretfully, due to health problems, he could no longer maintain his website and newsletter. However, Bill and his family delegated that task - - the task of perpetuating his writings, and continuing the growth of the COPD advocate to us here at COPD International. We were proud to have been chosen for this. Bill thought all of his works were lost, and that they would not be seen again. We were extremely pleased that we were able to open the Bill Horden Wing of our library prior to his death on March 30, 2003.
We have maintained as much of the former look of the website as we can. With the exception of outdated writings, which have been archived for you to see for their historical value, the pages are basically the same as they would be if Bill was maintaining them himself.
One of the quotes, passed on to me from his family, is Bill's hope that his work would be like a tree. That it would grow branches - spreading branches of hope and support.
Bill Horden's COPD Advocate is far more than a tree ---- It is truly a forest!