Breathing Space - A Home Away From Home

The Lung Association’s Breathing Space will be the first facility of its kind in Canada. It will provide a sanctuary for lung transplant patients and their families, giving them much needed “breathing space” in their fight to regain their strength and vitality.

Some patients are choosing death over financial ruin

A home is critical for patients facing a lung transplant

 


   

 

 

 

 

     

 

 

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  • The Lung Association’s Breathing Space will be the first facility of its kind in Canada.
  • Financial stress on families is tremendous and some choose death over financial ruin.
  • Edmonton's transplant program is ranked 2nd in Canada and 6th in the world.
  • One in 5 Albertans and one in 5 Canadians are living with lung disease.
  • 77% of transplant patients live outside Edmonton and surrounding areas.
  • Patients experience a significant amount of stressors causing their mental health to be at risk.

The top 4 lung diseases our patients are suffering from:

  • Cystic Fibrosis (CF)
  • Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF)
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD)

Page Last Updated: 21/10/2020