Breathing life into lungs so good for Rosie

ROSIE and Brian Gooley love going for walks together, not only because of their love for each other.

It's also beneficial for Rosie's health in particular.

Rosie is suffering from emphysema, and a nice stroll along the jetty does her the world of good.

The couple, who have been married for 61 years on December 29, were back there again yesterday with Breath Savers Coffs Harbour for World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD).

COPD is an umbrella term which includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis.

It is a long-term disease of the lungs that causes shortness of breath.

It is the third leading cause of disease burden in Australia after heart attack and stroke.

For Rosie, even showering and walking up stairs can be a struggle, while vacuuming is simply impossible these days.

"Anything with a little bit of effort, you can't breathe," Rosie said.

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