Breathe Deep: Life with Cystic Fibrosis and Surviving a Double Lung Transplant (Paperback)
There was no cure. There were no more treatments or medications that could help. No way of reversing the years of lung damage, scarring, infection, or inflammation. Both of my lungs were no longer able to adequately provide oxygen to the cells in my body. Carbon dioxide was building up in my bloodstream to a dangerous level. The excessive, forceful coughing was popping holes in my lungs and causing them to deflate. I could no longer live with my lungs. It was time for double lung transplant, the last resort."
Born with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic, progressive, life-threatening illness, Kelly was told she would only live to 18 years old. She surpassed the statistic, and at age 29, was officially placed on the national wait list for a double lung transplant. Doctors said there was a 1% chance of finding a donor match for this life-saving transplant. Kelly's wait for her new lungs was full of hardships and resilience, but through it all, she found her faith and whole new life.
Breathe Deep is a true, inspirational story about beating the odds. Life is full of trials and tribulations, and Breathe Deep will inspire you to make the most out of your life, strengthen your faith, and have HOPE.
THE LORD WILL FIGHT FOR YOU, AND YOU NEED ONLY TO BE STILL. Exodus 14:14