Global News | Bruce Deachman
The 21-year-old Ottawa woman was waiting in Toronto for a double-lung transplant last February when she received a surprise Skype call from the popular TV host, whom Campbell had been lobbying to use her celebrity to urge people to go online and register to be organ donors.
Campbell, suffering idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, was inspired to approach DeGeneres by her show's Dance Dare contest, noting that she and other hopeful recipients were unable to participate until they received organ transplants.
In Friday's show, also recorded via Skype from the Toronto apartment where Campbell is recuperating from her April 6 surgery, it will be Campbell's turn to surprise DeGeneres, sending along a brief video of her dancing while wearing a pair of underwear from DeGeneres's Ellen line of clothing.
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