‘They found lungs for you’ (St. Paul's Hospital)
Cary Feldstein was thinking about his twin daughters and their lives without him.
As his body grew weaker, the stress of leaving family behind grew stronger.
Feldstein, diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age nine, was waiting for a double lung transplant. His body was shutting down.
Before entering St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver last fall, he wondered if he’d taken his final breaths of outside air. But a few days into his stay—after nine months of waiting on B.C.’s transplant list—a nurse told Feldstein he was moving to Vancouver General Hospital.
Matthew Hoekstra reports
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