Lung Girl 👧🏾 works hard to keep us safe and help lung transplant patients. She deserves her own day.
Join us on Saturday, November 4th for Lung Girl Day at Syndicate Comics and Collectables.
2800 Canton Rd
Marietta, GA 30066
We will be selling signed copies, doing giveaways and commissions, and spending time with our community all while raising funds and awareness for lung transplant research and patients.
Mark your calendars and come hang out with us for Lung Girl Day!
If you are interested in volunteering to help organize this day, please reach out at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We were invited for an interview on an episode of Chezubatalks podcast.
Chezuba is an organization that supports nonprofits around the world. We've had the pleasure of working with them this year. In addition to this interview, they helped us get remote volunteers for our organization to work with us virtually.
Watch this interview of Ananya Vahal, President of The Sid Foundation, with Tej, the host of Chezubatalks to learn more about our organization and our mission.
You can also listen to this interview on other streaming apps such as Spotify and Apple and Google Podcasts.
To support our mission of funding lung transplant research and helping lung transplant patients, donate now.
CAN PNEUMONIA BE PREVENTED?
Here are ways you can prevent pneumonia:
☐ Get the flu shot
Get a flu shot every year to prevent seasonal influenza.
The flu is a common cause of pneumonia, so preventing the flu is a good way to prevent pneumonia.
☐ Stay active
Activities such as walking, hiking, exercising at the gym, and playing sports keep your immune system strong.
☐ Wash your hands regularly
☐ Keeping good hygiene
☐ Quit smoking
☐ Eat healthy foods
Protein rich foods such as nuts, beans, seeds, chicken, and fish like salmon strengthen your immune system.
☐ Always cover your mouth if someone near you sneezes
☐ Always cover your mouth when you cough or sneeze to prevent the spread of germs
Pneumonia is one of the most common lung diseases that can be prevented by following these simple guidelines. If you have any of the symptoms of pneumonia, please see a doctor immediately.
How Is Pneumonia Diagnosed?
It's hard to diagnose pneumonia because the symptoms are variable, but they're similar to influenza (flu) and other viral illnesses.
To diagnose this lung infection, doctors do a test and try to find out what kind of bacteria is causing the illness. As soon as you feel the symptoms, the first thing to do is call your doctor. Once you get to the clinic, your doctor will perform tests and process your medical history.
Your doctor will do a physical exam to test your lungs. First, they will listen to your lungs with a stethoscope. If you have pneumonia, your lungs may make crackling, bubbling, and rumbling sounds when you inhale.
Once you know what kind of pneumonia you have, it’s easy to take medications prescribed by your doctor to treat the illness. While talking to someone face-to-face during recovery, you should always cover your mouth with a handkerchief or wear a mask as the infection is very contagious. It's best to stay quarantined until you have recovered.
After you've recovered from the infection, it may take some time to go back to normal as you may still feel weakness, dizziness, etc. For some people it can take a week or two to recover, and for others it can take months. Adequate rest is essential at this time. While you're recovering, it's important to keep yourself comfortable, contact loved ones to help keep your spirits up, and eat well to nourish your body.
What Are the Symptoms of Pneumonia?
The symptoms of Pneumonia vary from mild to severe. This depends on several factors, including your age and overall health, and whether the infection is caused by a virus, bacteria, or fungus.
The symptoms may be similar to those of a cold or flu, but they tend to last longer.
The signs and symptoms of pneumonia include:
• Cough, which may produce greenish, yellow or even bloody mucus
• Fever, sweating and shaking chills
• Shortness of breath
• Rapid, shallow breathing
• Sharp or stabbing chest pain that gets worse when you breathe deeply or cough
• Loss of appetite, low energy, and fatigue
• Nausea and vomiting, especially in small children
• Confusion, especially in older people
What is Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is an infection that inflames the air sacs in one or both lungs.
The air sacs fill with fluid or pus (purulent material), causing cough with phlegm or pus, fever, chills, and difficulty breathing.
What is a lung infection?
A lung infection happens when a virus, bacteria, or fungus gets into your lungs and causes inflammation. Lung infections can range from mild to severe and may require medical treatment. Pneumonia is one of the most common lung infections. However, there are many treatments (medications) and ways to prevent it such as vaccines and good hygiene.
Our next event is Free Comic Book Day!
We will be at Syndicate Comics and Collectables for a Lung Girl comics book signing on Saturday May 6th.
Syndicate Comics and Collectables is the only comic book store that carries Lung Girl comics. We are so excited to partner with them this Free Comic Book Day.
Come support The Sid Foundation and our favorite local comic book store, Syndicate Comics and Collectables this Free Comic Book Day!
Visit their website for more information.
If you can't make it and would like to purchase a Lung Girl comic, don't worry. Order your Lung Girl comic here.
Our next event for 2023!
We're so excited to be at the Oconee County Fanfest 2023 this year! We'll be there all day from 10am-6pm.
We'll have a table there with Lung Girl comics, t-shirts, trivia, prizes, and more!
We hope to see you there!
For more information, check out this Facebook event page:
We are so excited to get back into the community this year with several events.
We want to thank Team Ohana for promoting Lung Girl comics which are now available for purchase at Syndicate Comics and Collectables. It’s great to see Lung Girl getting love from the comic book community!
Also, congratulations to Luis for winning all 3 Lung Girl comic books during this Team Ohana Live Show Giveaway!
We’re glad to have your support as we raise funds and awareness for lung transplant research and support lung transplant patients.
Watch the show on their YouTube channel here.
Take a look at some clips and screenshots here: