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

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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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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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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.

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Caden’s Quest – young people can help

Caden’s Quest to Help Find a Cure A very special congratulations to Caden Hart, who on August 29 completed his very own quest to raise awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis and generate funds to support research into the deadly disease in memory of his Granny Rita. The Canadian

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