There’s been a lot of coverage in the media lately about Hélène Campbell, a former Barrhaven resident who is currently living in Toronto awaiting a lung transplant. (See http://www.alungstory.ca for the full, heartwarming tale.)
Not only has she gotten the support of celebs Ellen DeGeneres and Justin Beiber, but according to the Ottawa Citizen’s latest on the story, donations for organ transplants are pouring in:
“According to the Trillium Gift of Life Network, which oversees organ donations and transplants in Ontario, online donor registration at beadonor.ca skyrocketed following Hélène’s Feb. 16 appearance on Ellen.
Seven-hundred and twenty Ontarians registered that day, while, aided by the media storm that followed, a further 1,086 signed up online the next day.”
Hélène said her goal is to get one million Ontarians to register by June. What an effort from someone not only waiting for a transplant herself, but trying to raise awareness so all transplant patients can benefit.