Elizabeth Doherty was born prematurely and lives with asthma, emphysema, a neuromuscular condition and suppressed immune system. She also needs to be there for her seven-year-old son.
“The New Brunswick Lung Association has been an invaluable support and resource. They welcomed me with open arms and helped me navigate various aspects of my life with chronic lung disease. My first encounter with them was as a child, when I attended Asthma Camp at Camp Medley. There, I socialized with children who were asthmatic as well as those who were not. I also learned from an early age how important medication adherence was.
“I like to describe myself as a patient advocate. After all my experiences, and now that my son, William, has a diagnosis of Asthma as well, I continue to advocate for those with lung disease, to help eradicate stigmas that surround it. I volunteer with NB Lung, and together we help shape the pathway of lung health and research in the years to come!”
Most people know about Black Friday and Cyber Monday... #GivingTuesday is coming to Canada on November 27, 2018!
Giving Tuesday is a new Canadian movement for giving and volunteering, taking place each year after Cyber Monday. The “Opening day of the giving season,” it is a day where charities, companies and individuals join together to share commitments, rally for favourite causes and think about others.
This Giving Tuesday, and for all of November, which is Lung Month, we want to remind you to Love Your Lungs!