’65_RedRoses’: A Documentary About Eva Markvoort’s Journey With Cystic Fibrosis

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by Wendy Henderson |

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The multi-award-winning documentary 65_RedRoses follows the story of 23-year-old Eva Markvoort from British Columbia, Canada. Eva had cystic fibrosis and her lung function was so low that she needed a double lung transplant.

Learn more about cystic fibrosis and lung transplants here.

The trailer gives the audience a peek into Eva’s lung transplant journey and shows how, through her blog of the same name, she connected with fellow CFers around the world–two of whom went on to become her best friends. The documentary hopes to raise awareness of cystic fibrosis and also the importance of becoming a transplant donor.

Sadly, after three years Eva’s body rejected her new lungs and she died in 2010, but her legacy will continue to live on and give hope to other cystic fibrosis patients and transplant organ recipients out there.

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