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28/10/2021

WATCH: Pulmonary Fibrosis group Chairperson highlights local support

Two local families spoke to Derry Now this week about living with the condition.

The chairperson of a group set up to support those living with Pulmonary Fibrosis has highlighted the work of families in County Derry in raising awareness of the illness.

Derry Now last week spoke to Draperstown man Mickey McGlone and Maghera woman Bridie McCloskey, who live with the condition, at a launch event in Coleraine.

It's hoped new awareness campaign, involving the group's logo being emblazoned on the sides and back of Strabane man Martin Lynch's milk tanker, will further embed the illness into the minds of the public.

Chairperson of Northern Trust Pulmonary Fibrosis Support Group, Tom McMillen, tells us of the importance of research and awareness to those living with the condition.

County Derry families call for action on terminal lung condition

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a terminal condition, yet doesn't command the public profile of its deadly counterparts. Liam Tunney has been to meet two local families living with the condition, and to find out about efforts to fund research and fight back.

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