Paul Underhill has Cystic Fibrosis, the most common fatal genetic disease affecting Canadian children and young adults. At 42 years old, he is one of the “lucky” ones. Most of the friends with CF whom Paul has met did not live to see their 30th birthday.
This site was built last year when Paul was flown by air ambulance to Toronto to wait for a double-lung transplant. After being in Toronto for just nine days, he received his transplant on Good Friday, April 22 of 2011. The blog was written in the early days by his sister and wife, and later by Paul. It chronicles the incredible healing journey, with all the highs and lows, and has been kept up as a resource for anyone awaiting transplant.
Paul is incredibly grateful for all the support he received from friends, family, health care providers and even total strangers, and encourages you to register for organ donation if you haven’t already done so.
BC resident’s can check their register and/or ensure they are registered online at http://www.transplant.bc.ca