John Bottrell, moderator for

Meet Your Moderators: John Bottrell

Welcome to the Meet Your Moderators series! These articles are intended to help our community members better know the people who moderate on our various channels. Heart failure plays a different role in each of our moderators' lives, but our community serves as a place for all to connect and share with one another.

We are beyond grateful for the work these individuals put in to help make this the dynamic and supportive community that it is. We hope you enjoy reading their responses to our questions and learning a bit more about what drives them to help!

Interview with John

What role does heart failure play in your life?

I am a respiratory therapist. Many of the patients that I care for have heart failure. In the hospital setting, if you are experiencing shortness of breath, I am one of the first people on the scene to help you feel better.

Why did you decide to become a moderator for

Because I enjoy helping people out. I love teaching and educating about diseases like heart failure. I also enjoy answering questions and getting to know people.

What's been your favorite part of being a moderator for

I work with people living with heart failure on a regular basis. I treat them, help them feel better, and get to know them. Many friendships have formed. My favorite part of being a part of this community is how much more I have learned about heart failure and related conditions by hanging out here and reading your comments and chatting with you. It's actually helped me to become a more well-rounded respiratory therapist.

What has your support system been like throughout your journey as a patient or caregiver?

I have had great support. I have access to all the latest equipment and wisdom to help my patients with heart failure.

Anything else you want to share with our community members?

I find it amazing how so many people in this community have a positive outlook on life despite their condition. I think this type of positive behavior bodes well for feeling better and getting the most out this once chance at life that we have.

Contribution to

John has been contributing to our community for quite some time now. Here are a few of the articles he has shared with us:

Are Your Symptoms Caused by Heart Failure or Asthma?
Let’s Talk Genetics of Heart Failure
Blood Tests Your Doctor May Order and What They Mean
All You Need to Know About Veins and Arteries
What Are Safe Oxygen Levels?

To read all of John's articles and hear about his love and experience as a registered respiratory therapist caring for people with heart failure, click here.

Thank you

We'd also like to take this opportunity to thank YOU, the person reading this. While we no doubt have an amazing team here at, it's your consistent presence and engagement that keep the momentum going. Without you, there wouldn't be much to moderate and we surely wouldn't learn as much as we do. Thank you!

As always, we'd love to hear from you. What brings you to our community? What has your heart failure journey looked like? Feel free to share with us by posting on our site's stories and forums sections.

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