PAD Personal Stories

Facing PAD can be a daunting task. You have every reason to be hopeful and positive about your outlook.

You’re in good company: hear from other patients sharing their experience with PAD.

Frank playing his guitar and smiling

“It’s important to ask questions, get a second opinion and do whatever you can to save your limb. A diagnosis like that doesn’t end your life but challenges you to do more with your life.” Read Frank's story.


Bernie holding a funny sign

“To me, it was something I had to deal with as a result of the heart attack, but I had no idea how prevalent it was or how dangerous it could be.”  Read Bernie's story.


Cheryl Wilson on a walk

“You need to do everything your doctor tells you to, but doctors or a pill can’t do everything,” she said. “You need to trust your gut and learn as much as you can.” Read Cheryl's story.


Teri Mojgani

“I’m a retired librarian with a postgraduate education and it took me a while to realize that I couldn’t rely on my doctors to just take care of my condition. I learned to look at it a little bit differently.” Read Teri's story.


human ladder to climb a wall

Support That Lifts You Up

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