Be Kind and Smile - Episode 01 - The Story

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Karine and Taryn discuss Karine's long health journey. Starting in 1993 with complications from a cesarean, Karine and Taryn talk through the ups and downs of life. Karine recounts her breast cancer diagnosis, finally getting the diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis after 20 years and everything in between.

This podcast compliments Karine's story found here.

Some links:

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation

Inogen Portable O2

Inspire Community Forum

Chloe Temtchine

Karine’s Instagram

Oahu IPF Support Group
Castle Medical Center : 640 Ulukahiki St, Kailua, HI 96734
Group Meets: Last Monday of every month, Time: 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.
Contact: Nicolle Mannion,

Topics we cover:

  • How her faith helped her recover from sepsis and a coma in 1993

  • Miraculously getting off of oxygen in 1995

  • Getting a breast cancer diagnosis in 2009

  • Being diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis and finding a partial pneumothorax

  • Gaining freedom again with portable oxygen

  • Making the decision to pursue a lung transplant and moving from Hawai’i to California

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Taryn Kealani