Friday, May 25, 2012

Hélène Campbell dances after double-lung transplant

I watched Hélène's news conference and was in awe of the way she looked after only 7 weeks post double-lung transplant. With great composure she showed that she is a gifted and articulate speaker as she told her story and fielded questions with enthusiasm. CTV News provided full coverage of the conference and posted a story on the web. Watch the CTV Video and read the story.

Hélène dances with Dr. Shaf Keshavjee, Director of the Toronto Lung Transplant Program and her mother Manon

Hélène was diagnosed with IPF or Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis last October and received her double-lung transplant April 6, 2012. Her discharge date was Friday, May 4, 2012 but she was re-admitted briefly with shortness of breath and has since been doing very well. She gained world-wide awareness for organ and tissue donation when Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres responded to her twitter campaign. She did a Skype appearance with Ellen today who invited her to appear in person on the show when she is able to travel. See coverage of Hélène's 6-minute chat with Ellen in this Toronto Sun article with photo.   Watch videos of this and other appearances at alungstory.

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