Mr. Günther Hirsch passed away in peace in November 2018. As a chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) patient he was engaged in the advocacy work of the Austrian Lungen Union, an EFA Member, were he was an active volunteer raising awareness about respiratory disease. At EFA, we had the chance to work with him to put forward the rights of patients needing medical oxygen and wishing to travel by plane. He also voluntarily enrolled in our #COPDMove video series encouraging patients to do physical activity, and this, despite being in the very advanced stage of COPD. He was a fighter.

We wish to thank Günther and his family for all the time dedicated to the patient cause.

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