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Welcome to:


COPD: Life Is CallingTM

Are there ‘things’ that you would like to achieve but feel are out of reach?
Are there activities that you used to enjoy that now seem a distant memory? What challenges stop you from your life’s call?

You are not alone.

The good news is that people with COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) around the world are taking steps towards meeting personal challenges and improving their lives. You too, can make a change.

Take a look at challenges that others have set for themselves, join them by setting your own and share your story with our Facebook community. Get tips and advice on how best to speak to your doctor about achieving your goal.


                    Life with COPD - a few of the challenges


Beverley’s story

“To be able to walk a distance and be able to breathe!” [Canada]

Paul’s story

“After my diagnosis I had visions of no longer being able to do the things I enjoy, like cycling. I set myself a challenge to maintain my level of fitness and cycle 3-4 times a week. I can still climb the odd peak as long as it’s not too steep!”  [UK]

John’s story

“When I went shopping I used to park as close to the door as possible. I challenged myself to take more steps every day and now I park further away to get those extra steps in!” [United States]



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