Stories From the Heart: Educational Resources for Patients

The mission of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation is to accelerate the development of new treatments and ultimately a cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Until this goal is achieved, the PFF is committed to advancing improved care of patients with PF and providing unequaled support and education resources for patients, caregivers, family members, and health care providers. 

Ella Balasa: Patient Voice in Healthcare

Ella Balasa is passionate about amplifying the patient voice in healthcare. Having a background in biology, I’ve experienced both sides of the research spectrum – as a patient and a scientist.  Examining antibiotic resistant bacteria in the environment, which is the same bacteria that thrive in the lungs of those with CF, my work in the lab intersected with my health. This fueled my interest in involving myself in a research capacity on committees and advisory roles with organizations providing a patient perspective and promoting patient centricity.