The FACES Foundation (Family And Caregiver Education & Support)
was established in memory of Philip C. Lamka.
Phil died as a result of complications from an Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD). ILD
is a broad category of lung diseases characterized by scarring and/or inflammation
of the lungs.
Phil courageously dealt with the disease for three years. A backpack of oxygen
helped him golf, socialize with friends and manage everyday activities. As the disease
progressed and debilitated him physically, the only treatment option was a lung
transplant. Unfortunately, he was too sick to undergo the procedure.
FACES reflects, acknowledges, and advocates for the many “faces” of those
living with life threatening pulmonary diseases: the patients; their support network
of close family and friends; and those unsung heroes in the respiratory profession,
who understand that each breath matters.
- Professional excellence leads to better health care outcomes among patients living with life-threatening
- In the care of pulmonary illnesses, professional education and recognition of best practices benefit patients and
their support networks (family and friends).
- The objectives of FACES are served when the Foundation adheres to the principles embodied in the life of Phil
Lamka: be honest; be open; know what matters in life.
Philip C. Lamka
The FACES Foundation
Family And Caregiver Education & Support
|The FACES Foundation
is a 501(c)(3)
Benefiting the many 'FACES' of those dealing with pulmonary illnesses: patients, families and
caregivers, as well as the unsung heroes in the respiratory profession.