Tina loving life with her Avery Pacemaker

Tina lives in Tennessee with her husband and daughter. In October 2008, Tina suffered with pneumonia that lingered for nine months. Doctors later diagnosed Tina with a rare and congenital condition, Alpha-1 Antitrypsin. The deficiency of Alpha-1 can cause severe breathing difficulties in adults (central hypoventilation) and is often referred to as “genetic COPD.”

Tina says, “I am doing great, I pace 24/7, and I carry my machine in a purse and half the time people don’t even know… I got to watch my daughter graduate high school and college. I didn’t give up and the [Avery] pacers saved my life.”




Source: ABD-PP-015, Rev B 12/2020

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