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Click on the video player above to see Hélène Campbell, a double-lung transplant recipient, dance with Ellen DeGeneres on Feb. 19, 2013.
She came out dancing, hopping and twirling. And her smile said it all.
On Tuesday, Feb. 19, double-lung transplant recipient Hélène Campbell appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show.
"I'm just great! I can't believe I'm here," Campbell exclaimed to the talk show host she's admired for years.
Campbell's appearance on the show fulfilled a promise DeGeneres had made to Campbell one year earlier, when the two spoke via Skype. The Ottawa-area resident had been on a waiting list for an organ transplant at UHN's Toronto General Hospital.
"The first time I talked to you, you were on oxygen," DeGeneres said after the pair greeted each other with a dance.
"You know, I had to get my oxygen turned up because you just took my breath away," laughed Campbell.
Justin Bieber's underwear
As part of her visit with DeGeneres, Campbell asked her to sign a pair of underwear given to her by Justin Bieber. Campbell will auction it off as a fundraiser to support her cause, give2live.ca. Money raised will support transplant research at Toronto General Hospital.
Noting Bieber's star power, DeGeneres said she once auctioned off "a piece of his hair". It raised $40,000.
It was Campbell's efforts to increase organ donor registration that first attracted DeGeneres' to the 21-year-old.
They hoped to have her out to the California studio in September but Campbell's kidneys weren't strong enough for the journey.
She was recently, however, given the "okay" to make the trip.
Click here to learn more about Campbell's Give 2 Live campaign: give2live.ca
PLUS: Below, watch Campbell dance with her doctors and family at UHN's Toronto General Hospital, less than two months after her transplant surgery: