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Tony Chiffolo grew up in Colonie, NY. A Rochester Institute of Technology engineering graduate, Tony was diagnosed with Scleroderma in 1999. Over the course of twelve years he successfully battled the chronic health issues associated with Scleroderma and strove to live a fairly normal life. Unfortunately, the onset of pulmonary hypertension in May of 2010 dramatically impacted his life and his condition worsened. There is no cure for Pulmonary Hypertension and Tony’s only chance for improved health is a double lung transplant.

Tony is a loving husband, son and brother. He is a very independent thinker which comes from his strong engineering background. He has been able to keep his optimism even though every day is a struggle with being on oxygen 24 hours a day. Before becoming ill, he was an avid outdoorsman who loved fishing and karate. He enjoys cooking and spending time with the family.

Updates (9)

May 11, 2016

Tony is returning to Temple University Hospital tomorrow for his second post op check up. He continues to improve and is grateful for all of the well wishes and prayers.

May 3, 2016

Tony is back home. He is working hard at rehab to increase his strength and improve his balance. He will continue to return to Temple University Hospital for follow up appointments.


January 27, 2018

My love to both of you. You both will always be my friends. Tony, you show them all. You have such strength.

Deb Mustone

May 8, 2016

Hi Tony Glad to hear you are doing better. Way to go! You are one tough guy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We will have to go driving again together like we did so many years ago, except this time I'll pick up the tab if you know what I mean....

Cousin Mike

April 26, 2016

Glad to hear you are doing well. Keep up the speedy recovery and see you home soon. Looking forward to you joining us for "Guy's Weekend" 2017

Bob F

April 26, 2016

Hey Dude, next time we climb up to Peaked Mountain we won't have to leave you in the woods. As much fun as that was last time I like to come home with the same number of guys what went into the woods. Speedy recovery my friend!!!!!

Chris J.