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!