Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Thank you first lungs

Today in 2003 I got the call for my first lung transplant. I never could have imagined what it was like to breathe like a normal person. Those lungs were seriously perfection. I can't even explain it to most of you because most of you who read this breathe like that every day on your own. Well that was how those lungs made me feel. Normal. They allowed my mom to see me live life and not struggle to breathe for the first time in 18 years. I thank my first donor family so much for that. It was a true miracle. For years I got to be pretty much a normal person. Don't take normality for granted. I am so sorry to I had to say good bye to those lungs, but they allowed me to live so much life. I am thankful every day. And I think if them and my first donor family often. And all of those people that supported me and helped me to get there. And mostly I think of my mom today and our journey together.