Dawn’s Story

Personal Stories

Dawn’s Story

Back in September we reported about Dawn’s intentions to complete a walk in honour of her late husband. Here is an update of her story. In September 2016, I accepted my friend’s invitation to join her on the last leg of the Camino de Santiago. I felt

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Vince — Fun and Games

In my last piece for CPFF I wrote about having IPF and my experiences following a double lung transplant in July 2014. Nine weeks later I’d improved my walking, could tackle small flights of stairs and had renewed confidence in my breathing. But, despite my efforts in

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Tegan’s Grandma

On March 22nd, 2016, I lost my grandma to IPF. She was my best friend; my favourite person in the entire world. We were very close. I was going to school in BC, and didn’t get to spend as much time with her over the past 4

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A Son’s Personal Journey with IPF

My mother’s name is Kathryn Robertson, and in the Spring of 2008, she was diagnosed with an Interstitial Lung Disease. As those who are acquainted with Lung Disease will be aware, this is a broad diagnosis, covering a broad spectrum of lung afflictions. Once this diagnosis was

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Cherie’s Story: A familial story

On July 31, 2005 I was thirty years old and I got married with all of my friends and family present. My Mother was there in a beautiful pink dress. It actually took her longer to find her dress than me to find my wedding dress and

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Vince — Rebirth July 2014

Tribute This is about my lung transplant but an important part is missing – the love and support I received from my daughters (Julia, Melanie and Aimee) and my partner Chris.  They were there all the time including during the critical operation – I can’t express how

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Rina’s story – a father’s wish

Strong, Brave, Loving, Determined, Generous, Husband, Father, and Grandfather – this is who my father was and so much more. He was a man who believed in helping others, serving his community and being a good father and grandfather. In 2012, my father was diagnosed with IPF.

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Robert’s Story – never surrender

As Heather told you in her story I was pretty blasé when I got the diagnosis of Pulmonary Fibrosis in October 2007. I had never heard of it and just thought, “oh well, that’s what I’ve got”. I soon found out different. I first noticed a breathing

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Heather’s Story – a caregiver’s perspective

In January 2009, Robert got a cold. He seemed to shake it off fairly well. However, this seemed to accelerate the disease. Robert went traveling later that year, to China and to Scotland. He felt he must get in some travel this year, in case it was

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Living life to the fullest with IPF

My husband Dave was diagnosed with IPF after a long and painful process of going to multiple doctors and getting numerous investigations done. He had been short of breath for 2 years before he was referred to the ILD clinic and the correct diagnosis could be made.

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