According to a CTV News report, an idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) patient from Montreal has been given a new lease of life. Linda Paradis began experiencing shortness of breath while walking back in 2014, but due to the difficulty in diagnosing pulmonary fibrosis, she had to undergo a year of testing before she found out she had the disease.
Linda’s IPF was particularly aggressive and within a few months of diagnosis, she needed 24-hour oxygen therapy to help her breathe and was placed on the lung transplant list. Luckily for Linda, a donor was found and last November she had a successful double lung transplant.
Linda is living life to the fullest again and is back playing golf and even rollerblading. She is due to appear at the annual Quebec Lung Association’s gala to talk about her lung transplant and help raise awareness of pulmonary fibrosis.
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