Please read below a personal message regarding her journey Amy herself wrote as she was being transported up to Stanford!
“was born with cystic fibrosis (CF) which is a genetic disease that makes all the mucus in my body extra thick affecting many systems of the body, mainly the lungs making it difficult to breathe over time. I received my first double lung living lobar lung transplant when I was 12 years old and have been blessed with 15 1/2 amazing years of health that has given me so much life that I only dreamed of as a kid. Unfortunately, not all good things last forever so I have been battling chronic organ rejection for the past year. While my spirits have remained high, my body is quickly deteriorating at a young age of 27. I’ve been following doctors at Stanford and was put on the lung transplant list (again) the end of July 2018.
Then today rolled around. 12:01pm and a phone call from Stanford comes through while I was watching the food network with my pup on my lap. I answer it expecting a change to my medicine levels. To my surprise, they have new lungs and kidneys available. I’m getting my new parts!
So the journey begins! I’ll be in the hospital for a few weeks then have to live near Stanford for a few months after surgery to make sure everything goes well. While all this is such amazing news, it is also a huge financial burden for my family and I. Bills don’t stop when your sick.. and oddly enough, more of them add up. But hopefully I’ll be able to breathe again real soon!!”
Amy has been a fighter through her whole journey always trying to keep a smile on her face and a positive attitude! She will need all the love and support as her journey continues! I will keep you all appraised of her progress as things unfold!
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