Make Every Breath Count
— Samuel Kirton

A graphic depicting a person breathing in sunshine.

Samuel (Sam) joined BioNews in November 2021 and writes his column from his home at Lake Anna, Virginia. His diagnosis of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis in January 2017 began a journey of understanding, advocacy, research, awareness, and a personal commitment to “Make Every Breath Count.” As his disease progressed, he was listed for a lung transplant on March 19, 2021, and received a bilateral lung transplant on July 10, 2021. His plan for the column is to share his journey so you, too, can make every breath count.