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jamiebug

California
Hi, I am 30 and 2 years ago I was dying of Cystic Fibrosis. I cultured a resistant bacteria called Cepacia therefore I was not a candidate for transplantation at all transplant centers in America. . . but I found one 2000 miles away from my hometown in Idaho that was willing to evaluate my case.  I arrived in Pittsburgh December 3rd 2007. I was on 6 liters of oxygen and had only 11% lung functions.  On December 5th my lungs crashed, my CO2 was 117 (normal is 44) I was... Full Bio
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Hi,

I am 30 and 2 years ago I was dying of Cystic Fibrosis. I cultured a resistant bacteria called Cepacia therefore I was not a candidate for transplantation at all transplant centers in America. . . but I found one 2000 miles away from my hometown in Idaho that was willing to evaluate my case.  I arrived in Pittsburgh December 3rd 2007. I was on 6 liters of oxygen and had only 11% lung functions.  On December 5th my lungs crashed, my CO2 was 117 (normal is 44) I was dying.  Pittsburgh held an emergency meeting and decided to try to save my life by listing me on the transplant list.  After being put on a ventilator on the 5th I was officially waiting for donor lungs.  After only 3 days on the list I recieved a donor match.  I had a tough recovery, but today I am healthy and have not had rejection.  I have set many goals including getting back to acting and I currently am an intern at an Improv Comedy Club.  I am trainging for a sprint triathlon and the Transplant Olympic Games in the summer of 2010.  I am a living miracle and I work hard to stay healthy and care for my post transplant care.