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 19, 2022
Sending a message of love
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
June 21, 2010
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