Doug Cooper

Doug Cooper - Ottawa, Ontario

I was stunned when my doctor told me I had COPD. I had never heard of this disease before. The first thing I did was get myself informed. I read. I asked many questions. I was lucky enough to find a pulmonary rehab...
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Larry Mayville, Aylmer, Quebec

I was diagnosed with COPD at 37. I went to my doctor to get tested because I noticed that I was always out of breath. At first I thought: What am I going to do? How am I going to fight this? So I decided to quit smoking...
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Darlene Morgan - Brandon, Manitoba

When I found out I had COPD I thought my life was over. I was wrong. If there’s one message I could put out there it would be – it’s NOT over. In fact, my new life has just begun. Quitting smoking has given me a whole...
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Vivianne Toupin - Vancouver, B.C.

Ironically, it was only when I saw my doctor about a heart problem that I discovered I also suffered from chronic lung disease. That was 17 years ago. In truth, for the first nine years following diagnosis I ignored my...
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Mary Stewart - Ottawa, Ontario

I was a nurse for 25 years, so I knew about a serious lung condition called Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD). Many of the patients I cared for had COPD. And so did my mother. But I was playing the game of...
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