May 22, 2015, 13:54 PM
The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) is deeply saddened to learn of the passing of PFF Ambassador and support group leader Jeffery Peters. Jeffery was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) in 2010. Following his diagnosis, Jeffery and his entire family became involved with the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and created Team Jeffery for PF to help raise awareness of the disease and raise money for the PFF.

Jeffery and his wife Michele, also a PFF Ambassador, shared their stories from both the patient and caregiver perspectives to provide support and encouragement for other families living with this disease, as well as information about the PFF’s resources. Jeffery’s daughter Courtney Firak continues to serve as a valued member at the PFF, having joined the staff more than three years ago. As the leaders of Team Jeffery for PF, the Peters family organized an annual trivia fundraising event and participated in a number of other fundraising events including the annual Hike for Lung Health.

“Jeffery and his family have been an integral part of our patient outreach program and our PFF family for a number of years. Their strength and determination to raise awareness and provide support to other families while living with PF has been truly inspiring,” said Patti Tuomey, EdD, President and Chief Operating Officer at the PFF. “We offer our sincere condolences to his family during this difficult time. He will be greatly missed by the entire PF community.”
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