Category: Gift Of Life

Day 1 – 6: Gallbladders make bad Salad Dressing

Gallbladders make bad Salad Dressing The sequences of events that have landed Dan in the ICU really have no beginning. One could argue that the day Dan came screaming into this world would have been the starting point. However, this particular spark that ignited… Continue Reading “Day 1 – 6: Gallbladders make bad Salad Dressing”

A Gift of Eight Letters

  Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; But remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for. Yesterday, (March 21st, 2010) and today, (March 22nd, 2002) are extremely important days in my… Continue Reading “A Gift of Eight Letters”

CFers Are An Incredible Bunch

Marissa’s Perspective: CFers are an incredible bunch, and Eric is no exception. Having a close view of his courage, strength, and determination has changed me for the better…and the not-so-easy times we’ve encountered have helped me grow as a person. I’ve become more thankful… Continue Reading “CFers Are An Incredible Bunch”

Life’s Fragility

 Eric’s Perspective: Most chronic, invisible diseases are like an iceberg. Even once you think you’ve got a complete picture of the shape of the monster, you haven’t seen the largest, scariest part. CF isn’t something that just flares up sometimes and lets you live… Continue Reading “Life’s Fragility”

But We Are Warriors

Ashley’s Perspective: Living with a chronic illness is never easy, especially Cystic Fibrosis.  I was born in Denver, Colorado and diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at birth.  Colorado was the first state in the nation to include Cystic Fibrosis in newborn screening.  From a young… Continue Reading “But We Are Warriors”

HERO-AS-SELF

Have you ever wanted to be a Hero, what is a Hero these days anyway? I am sure if you ask around you’ll get some interesting answers.  As the world has evolved the definition of a hero has changed.  The dictionary defines a hero… Continue Reading “HERO-AS-SELF”

15 Years!

My life has been based on numbers, predictions, percentages, baselines, decisions made by a team of doctors. I am not saying that I have not been a part of any of these decisions, in fact, I am the final call on all the end… Continue Reading “15 Years!”

Contemplation

For the past few weeks, I’ve been looking for some guidance some extra light to inspire me, due to the fact I no longer know what I want or know where I want to be. I know there are still things in life I… Continue Reading “Contemplation”

Life is A Card Game

Today is a special day, as well as yesterday even the day after tomorrow will be and so on for myself and others. March 21st marks 6 years since my second double lung transplant, followed by March 22nd making it 14 years from my… Continue Reading “Life is A Card Game”

In For An Oil Change

In For An Oil Change

  It has been almost 5 years since my second double lung transplant (March 2010) and 13 years since my first (March 2002). It is truly amazing how fast the time has flown by. I’m here because someone gave me the gift of life.… Continue Reading “In For An Oil Change”