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Meet Michele, long-time BC Lung Director from Grand Forks

May 7th, 2018
In 1976, Michele Caskey was asked to join the BC Lung Association, then called the Tuberculosis Christmas Seal Society. Forty-two years later and Michele is still a dedicated Director and integral part of the BC Lung...
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Harpid with BC Lung interviewer, Darcy Murdoch

Respiratory therapist Hardip teaches his community about lung health

April 30th, 2018
May is Asthma Awareness Month, so we're sharing stories of people who have been affected by asthma. Hardip Kolar is a Respiratory Therapist (RT) at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC.  He was born and...
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Sheryl Bouwman, with BC Lung's interviewer, Darcy Murdoch

For IPF patient Sheryl, pulmonary rehab offers connection as well as exercise

April 27th, 2018
Pulmonary rehab is a structured therapy program that is meant to supplement treatment for COPD and other chronic lung diseases. While pulmonary rehab will not cure chronic lung disease, it helps patients lead more...
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Meet volunteer Director Walter Huebert, who helps Penticton strive for better lung health

April 20th, 2018
Since 2006, Walter Huebert has been involved with the BC Lung Association. Whether he’s sharing lung health information at a senior’s symposium, visiting Penticton golf courses to fundraise with the Golf Privilege Club...
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Jacqui Brinkman, hiking on a mountain

Jacqui Brinkman, a newer Director who's had a longtime interest in lung health

March 15th, 2018
Jacqui Brinkman is one of BC Lung's newer Directors. She’s been involved with lung health for many years, and we’re lucky to have her on board. We spoke to Jacqui to find out what inspired her to get involved, and...
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Les Harrison with BC Lung's Darcy Murdoch

Meet Les, who learned that dealing with lung disease is a journey

March 12th, 2018
Pulmonary rehab is a structured therapy program that is meant to supplement treatment for COPD and other chronic lung diseases. While pulmonary rehab will not cure chronic lung disease, it helps patients lead more...
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Aaron Ladd shares what makes respiratory therapy unique

March 8th, 2018
Aaron Ladd wears many hats. When he’s not teaching new respiratory therapists at Thompson Rivers University, he can be found training tobacco cessation educators, developing education protocols, and advocating for more...
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Meet Diana, a COPD patient who dances to keep moving

March 5th, 2018
Diana Joneson was diagnosed with COPD in the late 90’s. Although her COPD impacts her life, she does her best to manage it through dancing, support groups, and lots of exercise! We recently spoke with Diana about living...
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Jackie Hall (left), Jackie Cox (right) and the kids of team #KimStrong

Climb team #KimStrong are giving back for lung health after a life-saving transplant

February 9th, 2018
Richmond resident Jackie Hall is leading her team, #KimStrong, in this year’s Climb the Wall: Stairclimb for Clean Air, in order to give back after her husband Kim recently received a life-saving lung transplant....
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Hope Firefighter Monica is climbing to raise awareness about not smoking, staying active

February 9th, 2018
On February 18, 2018, join the BC Lung Association in stepping up for clean air at the 17th annual Climb the Wall: The Stairclimb for Clean Air. We chatted with new participant, Monica Cummins about how she got...
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