Onley presented Helene Campbell, 20, with the Lieutenant Governor's Award for Volunteerism.
Campbell has a degenerative lung disease, which left her lungs at about 20 per cent capacity. She has to be on oxygen in order to breath.
The Ottawa woman is currently living in Toronto, where she is waiting for a donor match to have a double-lung transplant.
While she waits, Campbell is spreading the word about organ donation through an online campaign.
She has some big supporters. Ellen DeGeneres surprised Campbell by putting her live on the show via Skype.