What is Second Breath?
This program is designed to financially support people who are going through a lung transplant at the University of Alberta Hospital.
Why is the program so valuable?
It can be incredibly costly to go through a lung transplant. It not only affects the patient, but a loved one as well. A caregiver is required to be present during the entire lung transplant process. As a result, both parties may not only be faced with a loss of income, but they can incur numerous costs towards:
How does it work?
Patients undergoing a lung transplant can be eligible to receive a $1000 Lung Transplant Assistance Gift Basket. The basket may include gift certificates towards the necessities, including parking, fuel, food and accommodation. It may also include important medical equipment, such as:
- blood pressure cuffs
- weigh scale
- digital thermometer
- MedicAlert bracelet
TLA works closely with a social worker from the University of Alberta Transplant Program who selects the recipients who are the most in need.
Having a lung transplant can be overwhelming. TLA has compiled a Lung Transplant Handbook to answer some of the many questions you may have.
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How can you help?
Currently, The Lung Transplant Assistance Program provides $1000 for the necessities of life. With your generous support we can increase this funding and provide more extensive support to lung transplant patients and their loved ones.
A special thanks...
TLA is pleased to announce that we have been awarded a Community Spirit Donation Grant. A portion of this grant will go towards the Program. We extend a sincere thank you to Alberta Culture & Community Spirit for their generous support.
We would also like to thank:
- Masonic Foundation of Alberta, Balmoral Lodge #185 - St. Albert
- Baskets in the Park
- Creative Packaging
- Edmonton Civic Employees Charitable Assistance Fund
- Cosmopolitan Club International of Edmonton
- Fort Edmonton Kin Club