Personal Stories

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

Read more

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

Read more

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

Read more

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.

Read more

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.

Read more

John’s Story – advocate for yourself

John Moffat A Battle with Pulmonary Fibrosis John Moffat, Life Member of the Canadian PGA, loving husband to wife and partner Wendy, father and mentor to Keri and Ashley, succumbed to Pulmonary Fibrosis November 29, 2011 at the age of 66, after an impressive three year battle.

Read more