Ellen DeGeneres talks organ donation with Ottawa woman
CBC News, Canada
Hélène Campbell, 20, moved to Toronto while awaiting a double-lung transplant
An Ottawa woman living in Toronto as she awaits a double-lung transplant appeared onThe Ellen DeGeneres Show on Thursday to talk about the importance of organ donation.
Hélène Campbell, 20, discovered she had a degenerative lung disease after she collapsed on a hiking trail in July. Campbell was admitted to hospital and diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis. She now spends most of her time hooked up to an oxygen machine.
But since the diagnosis, Campbell has become well known across Canada for her Twitter campaign to spread the word about organ donation.