Don’t face pulmonary fibrosis alone.

Patients helping patients and families

live with pulmonary fibrosis/interstitial lung disease.

When you or a loved one are diagnosed with a rare lung disease, you have questions. PF Warriors is an international support group for families and patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF) and other forms of interstitial lung disease (ILD). Our goal is to provide education, inspiration and support to our members and to each other.

In 2001, Bill Vick was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). Three years later, he founded the PF Warriors as a way for patients to help other patients and families of living with ILD. Since then, we have grown to over 2,000 members and more followers on social media. We are run by real patients asking real questions of the top pulmonologists and researchers in interstitial lung disease and pulmonary fibrosis. We are here for you.

Bill Vick, founder of PF Warriors, speaks about his journey with IPF.

A viewer drinks coffee while watching an online support group meeting.

We Offer Knowledge

Monthly online educational meetings feature top pulmonologists and other experts sharing the latest information with patients and caregivers. Topics range from lung disease, treatments, and emotional health and always include questions from our patients and patients sharing their experiences. Replays of previous meetings are available to members.

Two couples relax over coffee

We Provide Support

We offer regular online discussions for PF Warriors on topics of interest. This is where PF Warriors find Patients Helping Patients daily. Post a question and you are bound to get dozens of comments and tips.

Our Spanish language meeting is hosted by a PF Warriors volunteer, as are all our meetings. Meetings often include an open forum, with patients sharing with other patients.

We Share Resources

Members have access to an online pulmonary rehab program as well as documents and other information. Most are written by our patient members. We also carefully select only the most reliable websites for you to explore.

We provide guides and links for caregivers and family members, written and selected by our caregiver members.