I live with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH), a progressive rare disease that is treated by addressing the symptoms only and not the disease.
Gerardo Estrada, PAH ContributorPAH Contributor
Gerardo Estrada was diagnosed with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) on October 17, 2017, a day etched in his memory. That diagnosis changed his life—from his diet and exercise regimen to an attitude change motivated by his drive to face his disease head-on and refuse to let it beat him. A West Coast dweller, he and his wife, Jennifer, have been married for 20 years. They are the parents of a son, Vincent (“Big Vin”), and a daughter, Laureen (“LuLu”). While Gerardo understands that currently there is no cure for PAH, he says “with the support of my wife and kids, I am going to do everything I can to fight it.”