Many of us drive or take public transit to work and school, but not Adam Pietrobon. Instead, the third-year MD/PhD student at uOttawa relies on his lungs, often running more than 5 km a day to get to his laboratory at uOttawa—even in the winter.
But what if he couldn’t?
What if Pietrobon’s lungs were deteriorating and he couldn’t perform normal physical activities without wheezing or coughing, or experiencing a lung collapse? This isn’t just a thought. This is the reality for people with a rare lung disease called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a disease he spends his days working to cure.
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