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Double-Lung Transplant Recipient Describes Her First Breath

Double-Lung Transplant Recipient Describes First Breath
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The Ottawa woman who has become Canada’s best-known advocate for organ donation was happy, smiling and in great spirits today as she described her new life less than two months after receiving a double-lung transplant.

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2:45AM PDT on Apr 23, 2013

Awesome. My friend had a double lung transplant and lived the longest life after that and is the top of the list for success here in Melb Australia. Her brother had to have a double lung transplant too and also her other brother but his was only one. All did very well indeed. Two smoked heavily and not sure about the other brother. Perhaps not, Im not sure but smoking is a huge culprit. I still miss my friend, she was a fantastic person as was her brothers. They were all trailblazers for success.

1:38AM PDT on May 29, 2012

very very awesome!

9:24AM PDT on May 27, 2012

Good for Helene, she is a great young woman! Her life is important to us all.

10:11PM PDT on May 26, 2012

Ellen such a beautiful and thankful human being. May she continue to have a very healthy life from now on. And to the one who gave her that life and the family - selfless and beautiful too.

6:41PM PDT on May 26, 2012

I heard about her story on Ellen. What a beautiful and gracious lady. Hope this inspires more people to become donors.

6:37PM PDT on May 26, 2012

A beautiful thing,this -- and clearly this woman knows she is blessed. We should all know this
and that every breath we take for granted is also a gift.

6:03PM PDT on May 26, 2012

Gosh this poor woman is so young to have gone through all that,

3:06PM PDT on May 26, 2012

This woman, Helene Campbell, had the double lung transplant because of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.

2:30PM PDT on May 26, 2012

I never understood why people were to attatched to their organs once they died. I don't care what happens to my body once I die, I'm dead.

1:40PM PDT on May 26, 2012

I'm glad this young woman is bringing attention to the need for organ donors and that she has a healthy set of lungs. Thanks to the internet, youtube, care2 etc. people know all about double lung transplants. People may NOT know that my Canadian cousin, Lucie, was a double lung transplant patient years ago. She also is doing well, and hurray for her as well. I'm so proud of her!

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