Juan Bautista Villamaría
Santiago de Compostela. Alpha 1 patient
With extensive professional experience in the banking sector, Juan Bautista, with a degree in Economics and Sociology and early retiree since 2011, comes to the Lovexair Patient Advisory Group with the motivation of “working for and with others.” Satisfaction is reciprocal when we talk about “solidarity and the possibility of working with a group of people from whom you can learn and contribute knowledge and experiences.”
His personal motivation is accompanied by his experience as an Alpha-1 patient and his recent diagnosis as a patient with COPD. As an indispensable complement to pharmacological treatment, she firmly defends controlled physical exercise and active participation in social groups as a way to improve quality of life.
Elena Serrano García
Madrid. Caregiver for patients with pulmonary fibrosis.
With a degree in Business Administration and Management from the Complutense University of Madrid and a BA in Management from the University of Leeds in England, she is currently a member of the Association of Relatives and Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. She brings to the Advisory Group her extensive experience as a caregiver of patients with pulmonary fibrosis and the firm determination to “collaborate to promote knowledge and research into lung diseases, promote care for these patients and their families, and promote patient associations to improve their situation, access to treatments, recognition of disabilities, etc.”
Seville. Pneumonia patient.
Rafael knows the Lovexair Foundation after participating in the “1st Digital Health Conference for professionals and chronic and respiratory patients: empowerment, support and self-care,” an event held in Seville. In this act, Rafael shows great interest in helping other people who are in the same situation. Rafael was diagnosed with severe pneumonia and consequently lost a lung. Currently he receives pulmonary rehabilitation at the Virgen del Rocío Hospital in Seville.
Rafael Laborde studied Chemistry and Business and graduated in CC. Information at the Complutense University of Madrid. In his most recent career, Rafael was Managing Director of Publications and Internet, advertising agency and editor of the specialized publications “La Guía del Motor” of Seville and Huelva.
Demetrio Vazquez Rodríguez
Barcelona. Alpha-1 patient.
The Lovexair Patient Advisory Group has the optimistic vision of Demetrio Vázquez, who speaks of his personal experience as an Alfa-1 patient with the positivism of someone who has experienced a “manifest improvement in the disease,” thanks to the medication. He considers that his evolution as a patient may be useful to other people who suffer from the disease and to health personnel and caregivers responsible for the treatment of this pathology.