Patient stories

Yolette, Melbourne

Retired kindergarten teacher, mother & grandmother who has struggled with pneumonia for the past 19 years, MELBOURNE Retired kindergarten teacher, mother-to-four and grandmother-to-seven, Yolette, 58, Melbourne has contracted pneumonia on four occasions over the past 19 years. After being hospitalised for two weeks with her second episode of pneumonia in 2000, Yolette’s doctor reportedly informed…

May 5, 2017 at 12:29 pm by Laura Guthrie

Mary, Darwin

Cancer survivor, loving step-mother and keen gardener who was hospitalised for two weeks because of pneumonia, DARWIN Breast cancer survivor, loving step-mother-to-two and keen gardener, Mary, 66, Darwin, was hospitalised for two weeks after being struck with pneumonia. Mary has suffered with asthma from birth and lives with Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) after being…

May 5, 2017 at 12:38 pm by Laura Guthrie

Maree, Perth

Widowed mother, grandmother & former hospital worker with chronic lung problems who thought she was going to die from pneumonia, PERTH  Former hospital worker, widowed mother-to-three and grandmother-to-five, Maree, 76, Perth, was hospitalised for 10 days after being hit with pneumonia on top of her chronic lung problems. Maree was rushed to hospital in the…

May 5, 2017 at 12:31 pm by Laura Guthrie

Leon, Adelaide

Married grandfather-to-six & great grandfather-to-four who has survived three episodes of pneumonia, ADELAIDE Married for 56 years with three sons, six grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren, Leon, 77, Adelaide, has been hospitalised three times for cases of pneumonia over a span of 20 years. Experiencing pneumonia and severe breathing difficulties forced Leon in to hospital. His…

May 5, 2017 at 12:34 pm by Laura Guthrie

Ian, Brisbane

Ian, 70 Retired Government investigator, TV producer & grandfather who has survived eight episodes of pneumonia, BRISBANE Retired Government investigator, TV producer, father-to-one and grandfather-to-three, Ian, 70, Brisbane, has led a full and varied life to date. Yet, despite his positive outlook, Ian acknowledges his life could have ended prematurely on multiple occasions. Ian has…

May 5, 2017 at 12:36 pm by Laura Guthrie