'Charmed's' Rose McGowan talks pulmonary fibrosis and wanting to testify in front of Congress

rose-mcgowan-dad-pulmonary-fibrosis.jpg"Charmed" actress Rose McGowan stopped by "The Queen Latifah Show" on Tuesday (Nov. 12), where she talks about pulmonary fibrosis, which is what her dad died from in 2008 and a cause she's taken up since. Rose is pictured above with her family, father Daniel on the far left.

"When I went to the hospital with my dad [ getting choked up] they just said, 'We're so sorry.' So I'm hoping to testify in front of Congress. There's one company that's developing a drug for it, but it takes a long time. And people who are diagnosed with it don't have a long time.

It used to strike people in their 70s and 80s and now people who are 25 are talking to me on Twitter who have it. ... I want to get the ball rolling on this. ... It has nothing to do with smoking, he was a vegan way before it was popular. He hiked two hours a day, never ate red meat, drank one or two glasses of red wine a night. He was 61 when he was diagnosed and dead by 62."

For more information on pulmonary fibrosis, visit the official foundation website.
Photo/Video credit: Daniel McGowan memorial site
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