Life was good. My career was great. I had a loving wife, a beautiful little girl, and a baby on the way. Everything was just fine. We had just gone for coffee at my sister’s.
When Archie La Rocque’s younger brother passed way 12 years ago from idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis at the age of 44, “there was a fatalistic attitude toward the disease,” says Archie. Until he was referred to the Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD) clinic at RUH in 2018, Archie, who has a different type of pulmonary fibrosis saw his health steadily decline.
January 6 was a typical morning for Eugene Paquin and his wife, Debby. The retired couple woke up mid-morning, ate breakfast and read the newspaper.