Fernando Padilla recently suffered the unfortunate disease, Pulmonary Fibrosis, which scars and thickens the lungs without a known cause.
But because of the new technology that offers a transplant of an actual LIVING LUNG, the long time construction worker was saved and relieved from his oxygen tank.
In the video (above) UCLA Dr. Abbas Ardehali explains how the procedure goes down, and we must say, it's rather amusing!!
Ch-ch-check it out!!
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Rose McGowan is lending her star power to Pulmonary Fibrosis month to help raise money and awareness.
40,000 people around the world die each year because of Pulmonary Fibrosis.
Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is a disease that slowly robs a person of their ability to breath.
Rose lost her father to PF.
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Photographer Brian Duffy, who shot to fame in the 60s, passed away last week after losing his battle to pulmonary fibrosis.
Brian along with David Bailey and Terence Bailey, were the 3 to break the mold of what fashion photographers were back in the 60s. He said in the past:
"Before 1960, a fashion photographer was tall, thin and camp. But we three are different: short, fat and heterosexual. We were great mates but also great competitors. We were fairly chippy and if you wanted it you could have it. We would not be told what to do."
David Bailey said of his friend's passing:
"I will deeply miss arguing with him. If you said "Good morning" to Duffy, he'd question it, that was his charm but I could do that Cockney thing with him of defusing it with humour. Cantankerous was a word made for Duffy, it was just his character. You always knew it was never going to be dull with him, because he was always going to pick an argument somewhere down the line."
Duffy was only 76.
[Image courtesy of Duffy Photography.]
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