Northbrook primarily based nonprofit Three Lakes Basis has introduced the discharge of “Second Wind.” This purpose-driven brief documentary spotlights the necessity for organ donation and will increase consciousness of PF, a devastating lung illness.
The movie focuses on the well being transformation of Nick Brown, a affected person who acquired a life-giving double-lung transplant.
Pulmonary fibrosis happens when lung tissue turns into broken from scarring. Roughly 40,000 — 50,000 individuals are identified with PF every year. There isn’t any remedy for PF, nonetheless, in lots of circumstances, a lung transplant provides PF sufferers a brand new hope.
“We’re extraordinarily happy with how this brief movie shines a light-weight on PF and lung organ donation,” stated Dana Ball, govt director of Three Lakes Basis. “Whereas almost 1,500 individuals actively waited for a lung transplant final yr, an extra 2,219 had been added to the ready listing. We hope this movie will encourage individuals to think about organ donation. And for many who are experiencing signs similar to power cough and fatigue, we encourage them to go to a health care provider as quickly as doable.”
“Second Wind” facilities on Nick Brown, a younger affected person. The movie explores the lengthy journey he took to getting an correct prognosis and the wrestle to obtain a double lung transplant. Brown additionally shares his private mission of residing life within the current and spreading consciousness about PF and organ donation.
“I actually imagine that everybody ought to signal as much as be an organ donor,” stated Brown. “It is an incredible present which you could give any individual. I’m so grateful for the second probability my donor has given me. Part of her continues to be alive — in me — and that is an incredible factor.”
“Second Wind” is a useful resource provided by Three Lakes Basis to advocacy teams and organ procurement organizations to assist inform their story and encourage individuals to take motion. The hope is by sharing these private tales, it would encourage and convey hope to PF sufferers and their households.
About Three Lakes Basis
Three Lakes Basis (TLF) is a nonprofit group targeted on uniting researchers, industries and philanthropy in pulmonary fibrosis. We join entrepreneurs, advocates and establishments to an innovation ecosystem that can rework our strategy to enhance time to prognosis and speed up new therapies. To be taught extra, go to threelakesfoundation.org.