Stories of HopeLung patients
Each day I remember and thank my donor, their family and friends.
To once again be able to live a normal life is the greatest gift I have every been given.
Paul was so grateful for the life saving organ donations that extended his life.
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.
I didn’t realize how important my lungs were until they stopped functioning properly.
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.
To cover the expenses for her transplant, she and her family made and sold more than 100,000 handmade bracelets with a message of HOPE.
She’s now able to work out, sing and enjoy time with her mother because of the generosity of her donor’s family