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A Day in My Shoes: David Dubois

David Dubois was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis (CF) on his first birthday. Now 32 years old and a father of two young boys, he was given a second chance at life on February 4, 2009 after a receiving a double lung transplant.

Known for his tenacity, his humor and his fun personality, David stays active by cycling, playing tennis, hockey and basketball.

David completed a Masters in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Montreal. He worked for several years in a Montreal laboratory where he conducted cystic fibrosis research. This was an enriching experience that inspired David to help improve the lives of people with CF. David’s research work also allowed him to participate in the North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference as a lecturer and researcher thanks to grants awarded by Cystic Fibrosis Canada.

Today David is a high school teacher. For the past six years, he has chosen to convey his passion for research and science to students.

David’s biggest dream is to remain in good health so that he can attend the weddings of his two son’s one day.

*French with English subtitles

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