“In June of 2016 my entire life was turned upside down and changed by three words: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.”- Jessica Kiser

Before 2016 my life was almost completely normal. I hiked, hung out with friends, went to events and drank, exercised without much trouble– the most I had to worry about was what to make for dinner or what TV show to binge watch next. In June of 2016 my entire life was turned upside down and changed by three words: Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension.

Knowing what Olyvia’s oxygen levels are can literally save her life! Because, she does not act as though she is sick. – Kimber Brittany Amborn (Mother)

6 year old PHighter Olyvia was born with Down syndrome and is among the 50% of babies born with Down syndrome who also have congenital heart defects. She was diagnosed with atrioventricular septal defect (AVSD) or a hole in the wall which separates the four chambers of the heart.

You never know just how much you take breathing for granted, until you can’t. – Shannon Pierce

I am grateful for my life every single day. I have had to adjust every aspect of my life. Never take life for granted; and live every day like it is your last. You never know just how much you take breathing for granted, until you can’t.​

Rick Hozjan with his son

When the Oxygen numbers drop it can make you feel like your breathing through a straw.. – Rich Hozjan

I never realized how much my oxygen level affected the way I feel.. Now that im aware of what’s going on inside my body, I realize how important it is to keep an eye on my oxygen.. When the numbers drop it can make you feel like your breathing through a straw..