Chloé Temtchine is an award-winning singer, songwriter and speaker, who was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension and Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease (PVOD)
Chloé Temtchine is an Award-Winning Singer, Songwriter, Speaker, and the creator of “Super Brave,” an interview series that features both kids and adults who are living with a chronic illness.
Chloe lived with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) and Pulmonary Veno Occlusive Disease (PVOD) for 12 years. On August 5, 2020, after suffering a cardiac arrest, being in a coma for four days, and on life support (ECMO) for almost a month, Chloé received a life-saving, double-lung transplant. The surgery was performed at UCLA by the incredible Dr. Abbas Ardehali.
In 2013, Chloé had just finished an album with Smash Mouth’s Grammy-nominated Greg Camp. All set to go on a world tour with Camp, Chloé suffered congestive right-heart failure and was rushed to the ER. She was told she had Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (PAH), a rare and fatal lung condition, little time left to live, and that she would have to be on oxygen for the rest of her life.
To say that Chloé’s world was turned upside down in an instant is not an overstatement. She had spent the previous five years dealing with a variety of physical symptoms (shortness of breath, chest pain, dry cough, body aches, racing heartbeat, fatigue, and water retention) that left many respected and acclaimed doctors at some of the most prestigious medical institutions perplexed. During this time, Chloé was diagnosed with everything from pulmonary embolism to sarcoidosis to autoimmune disease. One physician even suggested that she see a psychiatrist. All of them were wrong.
Chloé’s story, though, is not about the years of doctor-hopping, misdiagnoses, or landing in the Critical Care Unit. It’s about what happened afterwards and where she is today.
Seven years after being released from the critical care unit and many, many, many days more than doctors thought possible, Chloé was writing music, performing, and using her talent to inspire and empower those affected with PAH and other chronic illnesses. After receiving a life-saving, double-lung transplant on August 5, 2020, Chloé has found new meaning, purpose, and passion. Her previous mission of inspiring and empowering those affected by PAH and other chronic illnesses has been expanded to include bringing awareness to the importance of organ donation.
As a singer and songwriter, Chloe has received several awards including the Avon Award for “Best Song,” presented to her by Fergie. As a speaker, she has worked with several worldwide companies and organizations, such as Johnson and Johnson and Transplants For Kids, motivating teams and individuals alike by sharing her inspiring story and passing on her powerful message of hope, all with her singular sense of humor.
She founded The Chloe Temtchine Foundation (TCTF), a non-profit organization dedicated to inspiring and empowering people living with PAH and other life-threatening illnesses, through entertainment.
Funds raised through TCTF help support Super Brave Kids and The Smile Tour, a project which consists of Chloé traveling to leading hospitals across the United States to perform for pediatric patients with PAH and other chronic illnesses as well as for their families, friends, and hospital staff. Her goal is to impart hope and inspiration. She is committed to generating public awareness of PAH in the hopes that one day there will be a cure.
Read more about Chloé Temtchine here.
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Diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension and PVOD