Stories of HopeLung patients
Many of us did die from IPF but because of two incredibly loving families our mother was spared the loss of two more children. Without these transplants, our life expectancies were no more than three to four months.
I have been sharing my story through UNOS, and I hope to tell the world. Please become an organ donor, and know there is life after Transplant. Any life you want.
My recovery has been good, as far as I can tell, and all credit must go to the health care heroes.
My transplant story begins back when I was 4 years old before we ever knew it where it would lead. At that age, I received a diagnosis of Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis.
To celebrate National Donate Life Month, Latasha shares her story leading up to and following her double lung transplant.
On July 18,2019 I received a heart and double lung transplant and it has been the best thing that has every happened to me. Also knowing that I was the first person to receive a heart and double lung transplant in San Diego in 2019.
In April of 2010 I was diagnosed with a rare lung disease that could only be fixed by having an urgent double lung transplant. Earlier that same year I was a just a typical college student attending CSU Chico when I began to feel out of breath and exhausted from...
I was born with Cystic Fibrosis. I became pregnant with twins in 2003. However, I became very sick with the twin pregnancy. My babies, Paul and Sarah had to be delivered at 26 weeks to save all 3 of our lives. They weighed less than 2 pounds each at birth. After their...
"I shut the door so I can be alone . . . although I am never alone. I have a constant companion that is my source of life. I stand in front of the mirror and see me the way everyone else does; a very sick young woman. I see the oxygen tubing which I hate but I am...