Sunday, September 11, 2011

My pulmonary doctor at Duke is on you tube...

Rare organ transplant gives single mom new lease on life 

Dr Zaas speaks on this incredible triple organ transplant recipient.  She received lungs, heart and liver from one donor.  

Celebrate Life, 


Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Happy Birthday to me...I celebrate 3 birthdays now

Today I got to celebrate my birthday.  My first birthday after my 3rd chance at life.  I say 3rd time because I survived lung cancer back in 2005 and now I received a lung transplant on 5/3/11.  I have 3 birthdays now.  However, this one is different.  It is very strange to think that this was a birthday that could have never been for me if it wasn't for the organ transplant organizations here in the U.S.  I am grateful to the organ donor family and to God.  I am also grateful to my parents who were with me EVERY step of the way.  I am grateful to my family, my friends, my co-workers and my caregivers.  I am grateful to the WORLD!  Thank you to each and every one of you.  Life is good and breathing is better than chocolate!

Celebrate Life,

Monday, September 5, 2011

Heart Transplant Recipient - Ironman Triathlon

Ironmanlife: Racing Thanks to a Heart 
The best part is that his t-shirt reads - In memory of my donor.