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 Post subject: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 5:15 am 
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Hi guys. I just wanted to let anyone who is interested know that a film made by my theatre school friends about my (late) theatre school friend Eva is available to watch on iTunes (US). Eva passed away after her body rejected a lung transplant for her cystic fibrosis. This is in no way spammy--I have no gain in sharing other than knowing that her story can inspire others, and hopefully motivate potential organ donors. https://itunes.apple.com/us/movie/65-re ... d518909623


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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 6:16 am 
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Thank you for sharing this. I am sorry for your loss and would love to watch the film.

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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 12:03 pm 
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I had no idea of the Vijita connection! This is a wonderful and heartbreaking film.

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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
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I didn't know you knew her, either! I know someone who is very involved in cystic fibrosis research and her name has come up from him.

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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 4:57 pm 
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She was my pal at UVic. She was extremely genuine. I remember her running out of theatre history classes in an extreme coughing fit, and not (initially) understanding why she was so perpetually sick. She was also an amazing performer. I didn't really know anything about CF until I met Eva, and now it just blows my mind how heartbreaking it is for sufferers to know that they only have two options, and that both often result in death.


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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Tue Nov 27, 2012 11:08 pm 
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Thanks for posting. This is a beautiful film, I watched it when it first came out. Raising awareness for organ donation is so important. A childhood friend of mine, a CF sufferer, had a double lung transplant 2 years ago. It has been wonderful to see her blossom with new lungs but CF is one mustard of a disease.


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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:00 am 
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Yes, I saw this when it ran on The Passionate Eye and it was very touching. I hear about CF patients all the time through work and it's heartbreaking and it is, indeed, a very deadly disease.

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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:09 am 
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I have two cousins waiting for double lung transplants due to cystic fibrosis. I want to watch this, but I think it might be too sad right now.

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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:11 am 
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Invictus wrote:
I have two cousins waiting for double lung transplants due to cystic fibrosis. I want to watch this, but I think it might be too sad right now.

I'm so sorry. Much love and hope to your cousins.


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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 11:12 am 
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They're twins, too. Just 20 years old. I'll bookmark the film for later, for sure.

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 Post subject: Re: 65_redroses
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:17 pm 
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So glad you posted this, I remember hearing about her story a few years ago. There are still ads on the buses around here with that beautiful picture of her with the veins/heart body paint, which just gets me every time. Between her and Helene Campbell we've had such amazing advocates for organ donor awareness come from Canada lately.

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