Wayne's Story

This story reinforces the importance of lung health, organ donation and the support needed by transplant recipients and their loved ones.
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Val Friesen's story, patient - Winnipeg, Manitoba

As I think back, my first encounter with a breathing problem occurred in 2003 while doing yard work. I had a strange feeling in my chest as I emptied the wheelbarrow full of soil and felt too tired to continue. In 2005...
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Sharon Lamb's story

In 2003, Sharon Lamb noticed she had a dry, irritated cough. "It was different. I wasn't short of breath, it was just dry and it just never seemed to go away," says Sharon, "So I just put up with it, as you do, until...
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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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