Chris' Story of Survival
By his wife Amanda
Michael Russell's ARDS Dream
Fiona Hayner's ARDS story
Angie Finn's ARDS story
Nightmarish yet fascinating dreams while being treated for ARDS on
ECMO. Amazingly these dreams correlated with events that
occurred around me during my drug induced coma.
Courtney - A gift from God
From her battle with ARDS, to her battle with life, Carrie writes her
story with humor that only someone who has been where she has can do.
A daughter's recount of her mothers battle with ARDS.
The Road Home
A story of 16 year old David's tragic loss in his battle with ARDS
written by his mother.
By her husband, Don Hartford
the Eyes of a Survivor"
By Beth Joyner. Thoughts, ideas, and suggestions from a survivor who has battled ARDS
Pain of Death - Understanding in Life
...Special insight from a young daughter to her father:
Lindsay's letter to her Dad, Ted Hoffman,
a member of the ARDS Advisory Council
A message by Jon Doughtie
A message sent by Jon Doughtie to
other individuals with family members battling ARDS who had contacted the ARDS Support
Center. A nice example of the ARDS Support Center's mission and goals at work, the power
of our care and support network and website reaching those effected by ARDS, and
importance of lessons learned and followed. Jon Doughtie's father, John, was hospitalized
and developed ARDS in November 1999, after a lengthy battle he subsequently died during
rehabilitation in March 2000.
Jon Doughtie - Closing Book on Pa.
A moving message of tribute to Jon's father and nice thank you from the
Doughtie family to ARDS Support and its care and support members.
Another Struggle by Greg Fleckenstein
Greg's routine arterial bypass in his legs turns into a fight for survival.
John Grim's Story
John, one of the founders of ARDS Support Center gives an
account of his battle with ARDS.
John Grim's Dream During the Coma
Take a ride with John as he travels in his dream with rescue personnel.
Mike Paul's Story
Mike's ARDS episode, takes him from California to Minnesota.
Mike Paul's Dreams
Mike describes his "Master Control Dream". He realizes too, that
others have the same type dreams while in comas.
John Pearcey's Story
John tries to put his life back in order after ARDS, while trying to find answers
to his health problems, if they are related to ARDS.
Through the eyes of his sister, Emma Holden
across the sea from England
'Funny Feeling' Indeed"
by Rev. John Arms, an ARDS survivor.
"Fear in the Face of Adversity is a Human Reaction" by Philip Chard; accompanied by a timely and
nice message of thanks to ARDS Support from the Constanzers concerning the fear faced in
confronting and dealing with ARDS
Robin tells of what she is going through post-ARDS, and shows a tremendous amount of
strength in wanting to make a difference.
...Right now, it seems as though the scar on my neck is the most beautiful
symbol in the world to those patients at Deaconess, who like to be reminded that there is
hope out there, enough to go around for all of us.
Denise's battle with ARDS lasted from Aug 1, 2000 until she went home
on August 22, 2000. Still in therapy, she has a lot of questions
about what she went through, and wonders if others have had the same
happen to them.
Julie tells the story of her battle, and shows a good sense of humor in
spite of it all.