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Cystic Fibrosis is a progressive lung disease and in the United States affects over 30,000 families. My family is one of them. At the age of 9 months, I was diagnosed with C.F. and my mother was told I may not make it past the age of 5. With all the medical challenges put before us, my family and I fought hard to get me where I am today. I’m 26, I’ve graduated college, have a career and I am happily married. As wonderfully blessed as I have been, I was faced with a new hurdle in order to survive – double lung transplant.

On June 19, 2010 I recieved a call that would give me a new life. I recieved my lung transplant, and recovered quickly – faster than any of the doctors or nurses predicted. I was released from the hospital less than a month later, with few limitations and many aspirations. Breathing has made life easier, and has made me love every second even more so. I will forever be grateful to the donor, and their family for giving me the opportunity to live, dance, and laugh… but most of all be with the ones I love even longer.

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June 22, 2010

Ashley, Katie and I have been praying for you since we heard about the transplant...We are thrilled and wish you a speedy recovery. We love you. Hugs Fran + Katie

Fran Jackson

June 21, 2010

Hi Ashley, I am so very excited for you. You so much deserve to live a long and healthy life and now you can. Be strong.

Amy, NTAF, Philadelphia

May 7, 2010

Hey Ashley. Its Sam. Just wanted to let you know that I was thinking about you and tell you how lucky I am to know such a strong person like you. Keep up the hard work and we'll reach that goal!!! >:o)

Samantha Holland (Lady Lake, FL)

April 26, 2010

Hi Ashley! Just wanted to let you know that I pray for you and your family often. Love you both and can't wait to hear your success story when you finally have this hurdle behind you.

Destiny Caruthers Sharp (Oxford, FL)