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01 March 2014

Happy weekend! I'm writing a special Saturday post this week to talk about something really important to me.

This is my friend, Rob. Rob has this thing called cystic fibrosis. CF is a disease that effects Rob's breathing. Mucus fills his lungs, and he's unable to breath. About two months ago, Rob was breathing at 17% of his lung capacity, which was basically like breathing out of a pop can. Hooked up to a portable oxygen tank, Rob participated in Toronto's Waterfront Marathon back in October as a way to bring awareness to CF as he awaited a double lung transplant. You can read all about it here.

Last month Rob finally got the call that he had lungs! He went in and within 24 hours was in surgery getting two new lungs. It was such an amazing moment for all of us. He waited so long for new lungs, and it was finally here! Fast forward to a month later, and Rob is home and is doing amazingly. This weekend a bunch of us are celebration this amazing blessing with Rob and his family, and it was only made possible because someone made the decision to be a donor.

Are you a donor? Or have you ever considered being a donor? I never really thought about it until I saw how someone's decision to be a donor changed someones life. How it gave someone a life.

Consider it. If you're interested in information, you can check out the Canadian donor website here. If you're south of the border, you Americans can check out the information here.

Have a great weekend guys!


 Peace Out, Kate
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2 comments :

  1. wow! that's an amazing story! congrats to him!

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  2. That's amazing that he was able to get a new set of lungs! I can't imagine how happy him, his family and friends must be. That's seriously wonderful! I've thought of being a donor but I'm so afraid of needles and surgeries that its held me back :(

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