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Red hair, red scooter, a real attitude, and COPD. Meet Trish Verrier.

By Tracey Jirak on 2015-11-18

Yesterday I met a remarkable person while visiting the COPD clinic at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver. Meet Trish Verrier.

To see this vibrant 65 year old with hair as red as her scooter and a smile that lights up the room, one doesn’t detect any signs of the sadness or pain she’s endured. Nor does one hear many complaints – which says a lot considering her very serious, and sometimes scary, lung condition. I had to learn more.

Rosalind’s story: I knew I could quit for weeks at a time… however I always ended up being drawn back to smoking

By Tracey Jirak on 2015-09-29

As a social smoker for over 35 years, I always assumed quitting was something I could do any time I wanted.

I knew I could quit for weeks at a time while traveling, and while I was pregnant I quit for 2 years, however I always ended up being drawn back to smoking.