In the Spring 2016 edition of Fraser Health’s quarterly magazine, Healthier You, I spoke with Burnaby Hospital Respiratory Therapist Darwin Chan.

He shared his passion for his career helping patients from their first breaths to their last. He described the incredible diversity of his patients and their care and how respiratory therapists are an integral part of health care teams across the spectrum from acute care in hospitals to home health and community respiratory services. He also talks about the growth of his field and in patient populations battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

You can read his story here, or listen to him share his passion for giving his patients the gift of breath in this video.

Stay tuned for more stories from the front-lines of BC’s health care system.