by: 3AW Radio
Yesterday Derryn Hinch interviewed 13-year old Coen Ashton, a remarkably upbeat teenager who suffers from the debilitating lung disease Cystic Fibrosis.
Coen is currently on a waiting list for a double-lung transplant, something 3AW drive host Derryn Hinch can certainly relate to at the moment as he battles liver cancer.
In order to get more people to donate organs, Coen decided to raise awareness for organ donation by jetskiing the entire length of the mighty Murray River. During his trip, he got 1000 people to sign up for organ donation.
Coen is from Queensland but reguarly comes down to Melbourne to receive treatment at the Alfred Hospital.
Right now the humble Year 8 student is brainstorming his next idea for donation awareness. He is an inspiration to all and we here at 3AW support his quest for new lungs. Best of luck Coen!
PLAY AUDIO: Coen Ashton and Derryn Hinch chat about Coen's quest for new lungs