What would you do if you were home alone and simply collapsed getting out of bed, suddenly finding yourself paralyzed from the neck down?
Bjorn Morris had just moved into a new apartment in Vancouver this past May when an otherwise ordinary evening took a shocking and terrible turn that left the 21-year-old fighting for his life.
“I’m David Fine and my wife Alison got an emergency double lung transplant at VGH that saved her life.”
At one point, Willie Dalagan didn’t think he would have very much time with his family.
In spring of 2016, Willie’s health rapidly declined and he was in urgent need of a lung transplant.
“A patient with this disease only has two to five years to live,” he says. “I’d look at my kids and started thinking about, ‘Ok, what’s going to happen here?’”
One morning, a couple of months ago, Bjorn Morris went downtown with his roommate. He didn’t think he would end up at in the emergency room with a stab wound to his heart.