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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 firefighters stand in front of a firetruck

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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Lloyd ans Sandi sitting together under a tree

Facing COPD is better together

February 2nd, 2018
Lloyd and his wife Sandi recently celebrated Lloyd’s one year anniversary of receiving a double lung transplant! We recently spoke with both Lloyd and Sandi to learn more about their journey with COPD, their strong...
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Wade Graham and his dog

COPD patient Wade hasn't let lung disease limit him

January 23rd, 2018
Wade Graham has lived with lung disease his whole life. However, he hasn’t let his COPD or idiopathic pulmonary hemosiderosis limit him. We recently spoke with Wade to learn more about how he manages his COPD, how his...
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Martin Manette with Interviewer Darcy

Taking care of lung health means slowing down, finding a "labor of love"

January 10th, 2018
Martin Mannette, and his partner Candace, live in Vancouver. Martin grew up in Toronto, where for 19 years, he worked in advertising. He now works as an artist. What actual lung conditions do you have?I was...
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Managing COPD doesn't mean giving up what you love

January 10th, 2018
Bill Marshall lives in Port Coquitlam with his wife, Kate.  He is retired but used to manage non-profit organizations, including most recently managing St John's Ambulance. Bill is 70 years old and lives...
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BC Lung Association Volunteer Director Sharon Korol urges Campbell River residents to donate generously to the Christmas Seals campaign and show support for healthy lungs all year round.

A century old tradition continues to support the 1 in 5 Canadians with lung disease

December 12th, 2017
In the weeks leading up to Christmas, British Columbians have the opportunity to raise money for lung health, a tradition that has been going on for over a century.The Lung Association depends on the generosity of...
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