The following quote best illustrates the philosophy that guided the COPD patients who created this support and informational Web site....
"If you have a debilitating chronic disease, it's only logical for you to be fearful, depressed, frustrated, angry and to suffer a deep loss of self-esteem. It's even understandable to feel you have the right to some self-pity.
But you also have the right to redirect those energies toward managing your disease, ....."
COPD-International is a nonprofit organization whose purpose is to provide information and interactive support for COPD patients, caregivers, families and concerned individuals.
Founded in June 2002 by seven COPD patients, COPD-International has no salaried employees. It is staffed by volunteers, and operates with minimal expense, funded mainly by donations.
The COPD-International Founders
131 DW Highway #627
Nashua, NH 03060