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Our Story

Turning Pain Into Action

Bambi Lynne Whitehouse

October 27, 1958 - January 3, 2019

On January 3, 2019, Bambi Whitehouse lost her battle to idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She was diagnosed less than a year before the disease would ultimately take her life. Her son, Josh Ingram, and his wife, Madison, sought out to share Bambi's story in efforts to raise awareness of such a rare and God-awful sickness. Fill Your Lungs Foundation emerged out of a pursuit to inspire and support patients and loved ones affected by IPF, and a desire for actions to speak louder than words. Established in 2021, we’re an organization driven by pure hearts, bold actions, and a strong foundation of support. Contact us to learn more and get involved.

 

Board of Directors

Working together towards a cure for IPF.

Our dedicated team of experienced professionals are always on the ball, utilizing their unique skills and passion to move the work of the Fill Your Lungs Foundation forward. We’re always pushing ourselves to stay ahead of the curve and striving to perfect our programs. Meet our incredible board members below.

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Josh & Madison Ingram

Co-Founders (President & Vice President)

Josh & Madison founded the Fill Your Lungs Foundation in honor of Josh's late mother, Bambi. Josh currently works full-time as a police officer and serves as the President of this organization. His wife, Madison, is a science teacher with a degree in Biology from the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor. She currently sits as the Vice President.

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Robert King

Logistics Director/Acting Secretary

With us since our founding, Robert King is one of our veteran board members. He brings his years of experience and skills in public service to the forefront in helping our organization grow and succeed.

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Cheri Primeaux

Treasurer

Experienced, trustworthy, fun. These are just a few of the ways that other board members would describe this invaluable member of our team. Cheri Primeaux is truly a joy to be around and makes it a pleasure to have her as part of our amazing team.

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Katie McCarther

Creative Director

Registered Nurse Katie McCarther is a graduate of Stephen F. Austin University and joined the Fill Your Lungs Foundation with the vision and drive to improve upon our Non-Profit Organization. She is focused on developing the organization with experience and integrity as our unique Creative Director.

 
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Volunteer Internship Program

Providing Opportunities for the Youth.

 
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Savar Suri

Volunteer Intern (Summer 2021)

Savar is serving as a volunteer content creator and research assistant for the summer of 2021. Savar recently lost his grandfather to IPF and wanted to dedicate his time to raising awareness of this disease, which led him to contacting our organization. Savar currently lives abroad in Baku, Azerbaijan.