Louisville man appears on billboards across Kentucky for 'Donate Life Month'

WDRB | Gil Corsey
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- There is no shame in Mike Olsen's campaign. 

He needs lungs, and he needs them now.

"The last option is death, and I might die from this disease," Olsen said.

And soon, the public will know that need.

Olsen's face joins 38 others on billboards throughout Kentucky.

"April is 'Donate Life Month' every year across the nation," said Shelley Snyder, Community Outreach Coordinator of the Kentucky Organ Donor Affiliates. "It's to celebrate the lives of those who are waiting for an organ transplant, who have received an organ transplant and to memorialize those who have given the gift of life."

We've been following Olsen's journey for more than a year as he battles Idiopathic Pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF. The disease allows the body to basically attack itself by shutting down the lungs with scar tissue. Continue reading
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