Tag: Transplant

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…

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…

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…

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…

Live Fearlessly

I am luckier than most people, even the ones who have won the lottery!   How many people can say they have received two double lung transplants?   My first transplant (March, 22nd 2002) and 8 years and a day earlier (March, 21st, 2010) I received my second transplant. What are the…

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. Not…

A Mother Lives On

      My next story is a woman by the name of Natalie.  Natalie is a wife and a mother of two girls. Her story not only shows how an organ donor can help save a family from losing a mother but also…

Ryan’s Story of Hope

Ryan Doige Ryan was a happy, active 10-year-old boy who had a full life; baseball, tae-kwon-do, and scouts. A few weeks before Ryan passed away his parents Nancy Lee Doige and her husband Dale had an important conversation with their son; two weeks later,…

My Journey Through My Transplants

March 22nd, two days after the arrival of Spring is a very important anniversary for me. It is the day that not once but twice I was given a second chance at life; my new beginnings! How incredible to think that my two Double…

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