Double-lung recipient Hélène Campbell leaves hospital
Ottawa woman aided by Bieber, DeGeneres to raise organ donor awareness tweets 'thank you'
A young Ottawa woman who became an advocate for organ donation and had a double-lung transplant a month ago has left hospital in Toronto and tweeted that she's "feeling amazing."
Hélène Campbell — who became the unofficial face of organ donation in Canada after receiving public support from Justin Bieber and Ellen DeGeneres — tweeted about leaving hospital late Friday night from her @alungstory Twitter account.
"Got discharged, I'm back at home away from home in Toronto, casa at lasta #BeAnOrganDonor," she wrote, and included a picture of herself sitting at home on a bed with no breathing tubes in sight.
Earlier Friday, Campbell tweeted that physiotherapy was going well.
"Feeling Amazing! Just did the bike in physio and didn't need any oxygen! Miracle! Thank you for the endless support! #LYLT #BeAnOrganDonor," she wrote.
The 21-year-old was diagnosed with advanced idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis last October and had surgery at Toronto General Hospital on April 6.