Faces of Lung Disease

Robert Alexander Carew's story

It has been almost a year since Robert Alexander Carew, 39, first learned he has idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, a progressive disease that causes scarring of the lungs and makes it difficult to breathe. Carew first...
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Dr. Nasreen Khalil, an IPF researcher: A story of persistence and dedication

One of the most important characteristics of an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis researcher is persistence. Indeed, Dr. Nasreen Khalil has dedicated her research career to unraveling the mystery of IPF and finding...
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Ken Peagam's story

Ken Peagam, 67, has always loved the simplicity of a long walk outside. The combination of fresh air and exercise is just good for the soul somehow. Ken and his wife Linda enjoyed a walk together almost daily – whether...
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John: A brother's story

* Names in this story have been changed to respect the privacy of the family. John and his family of five siblings were no strangers to filling the role of caregiver. The close-knit family had rallied together many...
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Judy Riedel, Lung Transplant Support Group Leader

They range in age from teens to seniors, a mix of men and women. Some are students. Others are professionals. They come from all walks of life – united by a common thread – all have been affected by serious lung disease...
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Dr. Charlene Fell

Dr. Charlene Fell’s first experience with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) came early on in her medical career. It was during her fellowship in respirology at the University of Calgary that she was assigned a patient...
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Marcel Lemire

Marcel Lemire

My first clue was the coughing and wheezing that wouldn’t go away. Up until March 2005, I had completed 17 marathons and played hockey for more than 32 years. I was in very good physical shape. But I knew something wasn...
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Faces of Asthma - Lauren

Thirteen-year-old Lauren C. of St. John’s, Newfoundland loves cheerleading, gymnastics, dance lessons, and volleyball. She also has asthma but that hasn’t stopped her from participating in her favourite sports. “She’s...
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