Marco Bautista of Rancho Cordova, CAOn October 5, 2009, I was blessed to be the recipient of a double-lung transplant. Due to the incredible generosity of a remarkable woman by the name of Nevada Scheffler, I have regained a life that once was lost.
In early 2009, as the result of lung disease, my health dramatically declined. I was no longer able to work, and even walking became a struggle. I was on oxygen 24 hours a day. My daughter was only a few months old and I was sure that she would grow up without any memory of her father. My debilitating condition left me unable to enjoy life with her and my beautiful wife.
With the amazing gift provided me by Nevada, I experienced an immediate transformation. Within days, I was walking long distances and climbing stairs. Within weeks, I participated in a 5K walk.
Today, I am living without limitation. I am working, traveling, and playing sports. Most importantly, I am enjoying life with my wife, and watching my daughter grow.