MJP Padre is a novelist. He has COPD. He was diagnosed 7 years ago in 2015. MJ never smoked, his disease is from 2nd. Hand Smoke. He is gradually losing control over his body and life. He has just received a handi-cap plackard for parking his vehicle and has had some debilitating things happen in his life because of his sick lungs. The book is written with the help of hundreds of his friends in an international group of fellow COPD patients. He lives in Sacramento, California in the USA with his wife Sharon and their cat Molly.