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Welcome to the Memory Wall

The passing of a friend, family member, or community member can be incredibly difficult, but remembering can be a powerful tool. It may take time to be able to share about a loved one you’ve lost, but if and when you would like to, we are here. This is a place to share any memories of those who have passed, whenever you are ready.

  1. Carol Kirker was one of my COPD heroes.


    Aside from her warm smile and laughter, she would NOT allow the disease to define her! Carol always had a great story about life in as diverse places as Brooklyn and Boston.

    Although I never had the chance to meet her in person, Barbara Moore provided a weekly opportunity to see and hear from a bunch of us "COPD'ers" in the weekly ZOOM meeting Barbara holds.

    Carol's gifts of joy and laughter always shone through.


    She will be missed.

    1. It is where we will all end up. She was a fighter and was willing to share with others in order to help them stay positive. I hope that some day they will find more to help us.



      1. I am so saddened to learn of Carol Kirker's passing. She was a staple in our community as both a contributor and moderator and led her own very engaged COPD Exercise Facebook group.


        Carol's humor, storytelling, and care shined so brightly. While it's tragic to know that Carol had much more to share with the world, I feel incredibly lucky to have crossed paths with her and will try my best to honor her as I move forward.


        Thank you for everything, Carol. <3

        1. We learn from those whom go before us.


          1. Hi aapostal - you make a very good point. Often times we do learn from others' experience managing this disease.
            Have you learned anything recently that you are able to share with the community at this time? We appreciate your input and your feedback.
            All the best,
            Leon (site moderator COPD.net)

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