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"Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that make up those breaths."


Toby Neipris Wilgoren, of blessed memory, died on Mother’s Day, May 14, 2006, at the age of 59, after a long and hard-fought battle with a terminal lung disease called pulmonary fibrosis.

She was a vibrant, loving and compassionate person who dedicated her life to her family and her career as a nurse until she was forced to stop working when diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2000. Her family and friends miss her every day, and her death left a void that will never be filled.

There is no cure for pulmonary fibrosis. Unlike other, better-known causes, like cancer or Alzheimer's, there is little research into, funding for and awareness of pulmonary fibrosis. With the help of our generous supporters, we hope to create the Toby Neipris Wilgoren Memorial Fund at the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, allowing for more funding for medical research and advocacy as well as support for patients and families. Please help to ensure that other patients and families do not have to suffer the devastation of pulmonary fibrosis.