"PHA has so many good videos but none of them tell our story. Wouldn't that be valuable?"There was no question he was right. The only question was when to do it.
That answer took less than two minutes. Our Tenth International PH Conference was coming up the following June and that was our clear target.
We gave our friends at Glenn and Glenn our goals and they completed the project in time for the opening of Conferernce 2012.
At 1:00pm on Friday June 22nd in the Renaissance Hotel in Orlando, the ballroom filled with over 1,500 PH patients, caregivers, medical professionals and friends from 27 nations, the lights came down and we premiered our new history video: From a kitchen table to around the world. As it ended, the spotlight came down to our three surviving founders (Dorothy Olson, Pat Paton and Judy Simpson, with an empty seat for Teresa Knazik), seated at the same kitchen table around which they founded PHA on January 12, 1991. The video of Judy Simpson's speech will be posted in the next couple of months... along with much of the other content from Conference 2012 on PHA Classroom (for patients & caregivers) and PHA Online University (for medical professionals).
For now, though, I hope you enjoy From a kitchen table to around the world...
There's lot's more PHA history available for you, including Gail Boyer Hayes' outstanding 116 page early history.