How do your lungs feel today?
Summer 2012 was special for the outdoorsy Moore family of Titirangi. For the first time in years they went tramping together, complete with mother Colleen.
Charlie and Colleen with the old lungs in a paper bag.
After a decade of deteriorating health, 58 year old Colleen is now the grateful owner of a new set of donated lungs. Four days walking Fiordland’s Kepler Track was a big test. She passed.
Colleen on the Kepler with son Sam and grand daughter Emma.
Spectrum recorded her progress over the four days. It also talks to her about the Interstitial Lung Disease that crippled her, and how she feels about the donor who had to die to save her. She has plans for old lungs, currently housed in a shopping bag.