Vancouver team aims to improve COPD treatments (Dr. Don Sin)

It’s been 12 years since Bill Koeninger was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease – a lung disease better known as COPD.

You wake up int he morning, you put your feet on the ground, and say ‘hey, I’m alive, I can still breathe. And you get on with your day,'” said Koeninger, who now needs oxygen and a walk when he exerts himself.

What is needed are therapies better than the ones that exist today, something Dr. Don Sin at Providence Health Care has dedicated his career to.

Justin McElroy reports.

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