donor lungs

‘He wasn’t going to make it. The nurse placed her hand over my back. I shrieked. She knew what I knew.’: Woman surprised with pregnancy after husband’s death

“On our wedding day, by the end of the night, he was drained. The morning after, he slept in late because he was so exhausted. The night we celebrated his life, I took a pregnancy test. It was positive. It felt like a complete surprise, until I went for the ultrasound. My heart skipped a beat. July 27th was the due date. Jesse’s birthday.”

‘My lung function dropped. ‘You can do this. Please hold on, this will end.’ Two strangers became the most important people in my life.’: 23-year-old bravely details donor journey through cystic fibrosis

“My body became extremely frail as I continually lost weight. I was relying on a feeding tube for my nutrition because I was too sick to eat. My breaths became so shallow to the point where I was totally bedridden, gasping for air day in and day out. My anxiety increased to an entirely different level.”

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