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Johns-Formal-for-webECC learnt today that John Walsh, founder and former CEO of the COPD Foundation (in the US and then global) passed away on 7th of March 2017.

John was an inspirational leader, a passionate advocate for COPD, a compassionate man with a vision and creativity to obtain the means to reach it.

His work with the COPD and Alpha1 Foundations was instrumental to raise more funds for research on the disease, increase access to treatment and put COPD on the political agenda.

“A warm and real gentleman, punchy, determined and  with such charming smile, a great friend too, he will be deeply missed”, said Monica Fletcher, member of ERNA and of ECC.

We are very thankful for his outstanding work for the COPD community.

ECC conveys its warm condolences to his family, friends and the all who loved him. What a brave man he was!
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Photo: Alpha1 Foundation

 

March 9th, 2017 | Published in Uncategorized,