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An advocate for community-based respiratory services

October 24th, 2018
”Why respiratory therapy? I’ve been an RT for 16 years and am passionate about what I do. When I’m not teaching respiratory therapy at Thompson Rivers University, I can be found training educators in tobacco cessation,...
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Respiratory therapist Hardip teaches his community about lung health

October 22nd, 2018
Born and raised in Kelowna, Hardip Kolar is a Respiratory Therapist (RT) at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster. He volunteers every year with Fraser Health’s Respiratory Engagement Team at our annual...
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September is Pulmonary Fibrosis Month! Meet Yvonne, an IPF patient who is dedicated to keeping her lungs healthy

September 6th, 2018
Yvonne Milne of Abbotsford has been living with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), a type of lung disease that results in scarring of lungs. A special education teacher for 40 years, Yvonne is now retired, and an...
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Meet Lise, who is proactive to protect her lungs

August 13th, 2018
Lise Fillion was born in Ottawa, and lived all over the world growing up. Back in 1979, she moved to British Columbia. She now lives in Vancouver, where she’s worked for the Federal Fisheries and Ocean Canada and have...
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Meet Sara, who loves life by knowing her limits

July 27th, 2018
Meet Sara Troy, a podcaster and producer from the UK who now lives in Esquimalt, BC. Sara has lived with asthma for her whole life, and spoke with BC Lung Patient Advocate Darcy Murdoch about how she's learned to know...
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Meet Simeran, an RT who loves to be a part of a compassionate care team

May 25th, 2018
Simeran Boyal is a Respiratory Therapist (RT) at St Paul's Hospital in Vancouver, BC. She is 22 years of age. Simeran is from William's Lake, BC and lives in Surrey, BC.1.  Why did you choose your career...
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Eric Griffin, left, with BCLA's Darcy Murdoch

Meet Eric, who does his part to stay healthy

May 25th, 2018
Eric Griffin resides in Esquimalt, BC.  He is 65 years of age and lives with COPD. He was finally diagnosed after years of smoking and breathlessness, but now does all that he can to manage his lung condition,...
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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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