One of The Lung Associations significant priorities is to build a facility that would address the need to help lung transplant patients and their families. Breathing Space, a Lung Health and Recovery House speaks to the sense of optimism and reassurance the facility will provide for patients and their families. It describes a place where patients can literally “catch their breath,” and focus on healing without the financial burden and worries that can often hamper the transplant recovery process.
This facility would be the first ever lung health and recovery house of its kind in Canada. While not a medical facility, it would be designed to meet the unique health, mental and emotional needs of lung transplant patients, their families and caregivers. Besides providing a residence for patients and their caregivers, it will provide education and support for many more individuals and families who are dealing with lung health issues.
The centre will enable The Lung Association to provide hands-on service, connection, and support to our most important audience – our patients.
The fundraising, building, and operations of the facility will help significantly increase public awareness and attention on lung health and lung disease, and will support community engagement and interaction with tours, events and activities conducted inside the facility.
If you wish to make a donation to help us build Breathing Space, please click here.
Campaign Cabinet Committee:
Alexis Harke - Co-chair
Dianne Young - Co-chair