I am a 43 year old wife and mom. I have a wonderful husband named Jason whom I've been married to for 8 years now. I have a beautiful 18 year old daughter named Casey who brings me more joy than I ever thought possible. I love being a wife and mom!!
I have Cystic Fibrosis and had a double lung transplant on Nov 12, 2001 and had a kidney transplant on Nov 10, 2008. I was diagnosed with CF when I was 4 years old, but my first hospitalization wasn't until I was 23. I was very blessed to have a daughter at the age of 25. After Casey was born, I worked in the nursing field for 3 years before becoming very ill with a mycobacterium in my lungs. Three years after that, at the age of 31, I had a double lung transplant at Duke University Medical Center. Because of an anti-body issue, I had to receive organs from a relative, so they removed both of my lungs and replaced them with a lobe from my Uncle Joey and my mom. What a gift they both gave me!! Because of diabetes, the anti-rejection meds and high blood pressure, I had to have a kidney transplant 7 years later, which was also donated by my mom. God has brought me this far, and has blessed me in so many ways.