In honor of Veterans Day we’d like to share the face of PH of a veteran by the name of Jim Gebhardt. Jim’s journey began about ten years ago. Not only was he was diagnosed at 61-years-old with chronic thromboembolic pulmonary hypertension, also known as CTEPH, but his condition was considered inoperable due to the distal nature of the disease in both lungs. Fortunately motorcycling was something Jim could keep in his life. Though Jim admits that it is necessary to take extra precautions when dealing with this rare illness, he suggests that if there is something in your life that drives you, that excites you, that makes you want to face each new day, try to maintain that activity. Jim is an inspiration to everyone he encounters. We are proud to have him as a part of our community.
Read Jim’s Journey