Stories of HopeLung patients
Maria Margarita Gamboa: Life is beautiful
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.
Auburn, lung recipient
She’s now able to work out, sing and enjoy time with her mother because of the generosity of her donor’s family
Travis, double lung recipient
Travis is a two-time double-lung recipient.
Martin, double lung recipient
Martin Martinez Rosa became seriously ill almost overnight—but his diagnosis took a few months.
Miller, double lung recipient
Before his double-lung transplant, Miller Brackett, who has cystic fibrosis, often had to stop singing
Clare Dowling of Danville, CA
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...
Kathi Clapham of West Chester, PA
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...
Jamie Warren of Blackfoot, ID
"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...