The Zephyr Valve improves patients’ quality of life and allows them to do more1

Hear from patients who had become limited in their lives due to emphysema and now live a better quality of life doing the things they love with the help of the Zephyr Valve.

Lance’s Story

Age at Treatment: 64
Fairfax, Virginia

My message to everyone suffering with COPD and emphysema is if you qualify for the valves, go for it! It’s been a miracle for me. It has made a huge difference in the quality of my life and my kids’ lives. They aren’t worrying about me constantly anymore. I am not cured, but I am living again!


Charlie’s Story

Age at Treatment: 68
Fairfax, Virginia

My story about this procedure tells people what life can be even with COPD. It really brought me back. I am a walking Christmas present. This far exceeded my expectations!


Cheri’s Story

Age at Treatment: 63
Springfield, Oregon

I am sharing my story because as a patient and a nurse I am so excited about this treatment. I want others to know that major surgery or suffering are not the only options anymore!


Karen’s Story

Age at Treatment: 62
Melbourne, FL

I want to share my story because there are a lot of people who can benefit from these valves. For many of us, it’s the difference between living and just surviving.


Flo’s Story

Age at Treatment: 63
Texas City, TX

I feel strongly that part of my new path in life is to help spread the word about the Zephyr Valves so other sufferers can learn about this option and have hope. I will be attending local breathing club meetings and sharing my story online.


Jim’s Story

Age at Treatment: 76
Albany, NY

I was excited to share my story to give others hope and make sure they know that there is another option now that can help you get your life back.


Nancy’s Story

Age at Treatment: 69
Grand Rapids, MI

If I didn’t happen to see that news story, I would not have known about this procedure so I am happy to share my story so others can be aware of this. In fact, two people that I go to rehab with are now looking into it too!


John’s Story

Age at Treatment: 78
Chicago, IL

I haven’t felt this good since my 50s. It’s like getting a new lease on life. I am sharing my story so others who are struggling can know about this option and can have hope too.


Carl’s Story

Age at Treatment: 71
DuBois, Pennsylvania

"Just four weeks after getting the Zephyr Valves, I walked my daughter down the aisle oxygen free! It was one of the best moments of my life."


Lynn’s Story

Age at Treatment: 54
Coolidge, Arizona

"For the first time in over 2 years, I am not worried about who will raise my girls. I am not cured, but this treatment gave me the most precious thing I needed … time!"