Let's make sure everyone can benefit from healthy lungs.
On April 16th, my spouse, Lee Stanford, was at the start line of a family 5k run. We knew something was wrong, but I reassured him it was just for fun. He was skiing in Banff, playing hockey twice a week, and logging in running miles just two weeks before this.
On April 26th, he was diagnosed with IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis). By May 5th, he was 24/7 oxygen dependent. His lung capacity diminished rapidly but not as rapidly as the speed at which the doctors and staff at the U of M moved in to diagnose Lee and prepare him for a double lung transplant.
I’ll cut to the chase. On August 22, Lee received the beautiful gift of two lungs. His recovery is going remarkably well, and it wouldn’t be the case without all the research that has come from The American Lung Association.
So now it’s time to pay it forward. I am running the Run The Rocks 10k in honor of all the patients still suffering from various lung diseases. Here's your chance for all who have asked how you can help. Please help me pay it forward so others don’t worry about where they’ll find their next breath.
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