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Donate Life! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema On my 33rd Birthday, a little over a month after my double-lung/heart transplant, Ryan and I visited my well used, well loved and very diseased organs. I was so ... Read on »
2012 - Miracles and Memories (Part I) by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Part of me regrets not blogging this year because it was such a momentous year for our family. However, I just wasn't ready. The thought of articulating my feelings about ... Read on »
A Brother's Perspective by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Sharlie's Brother Dax posted his perspective of Shar's Transplant on his blog, Dirty Running . His words are moving and beautiful and we wanted to share them here. ... Read on »
She's waking up! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Friday, Feb. 17, 10:28pm:Sharlie's first words....."I love you"! She is fully awake and can't stop saying thank you! Her donor came up in the conversation and she immedi ... Read on »
An Update from Mom... by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema This is Shar's mom, Collette; grateful to add to the record of this incredible journey.  In the early hours of the morning on Saturday, February 18th, I gave in to my insomn ... Read on »
Operation New Lungs and Heart! Feb. 16-17 by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Here are the Sharlie's Angels facebook updates from the days of the surgeries. The first update on Feb. 16 at 11:47 am They've begun. The lungs/heart are a match. Now we ... Read on »
Angels arrive to send Shar to the OR! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Until Shar is feeling up to updating her blog, we, her family are going to be helping her keep a record of this event. This is Ryan writing about the morning before Shar was ... Read on »
The CALL came! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Here are the first reports of the news of Shar's Transplant Call from her Sharlie's Angels facebook page.  The first news was recorded on Feb. 15 at 8:39 pm: We ha ... Read on »
Cue Adele... by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema It was a sad drive home from the airport yesterday. Pulling away from the curb in pouring rain after squeezing my girls goodbye and yelling "I love you's" over and ove ... Read on »
Year in Review...Photo Journal Style! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Here is my annual New Year's post that is way too long with way too many pictures! One of the things I love doing at the beginning of a New Year is reflecting on the past ye ... Read on »
Christmas 2011 - It was Merry! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema   We had many questions about how we were "holding up?" through the Holidays and especially if it was hard and/or sad to be away from home. Rest assured! We had a very me ... Read on »
More Visitors... Suedy and Alfonso came to town!! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema The boys spent some quality time together watching the model airplanes fly and visiting the TESLA dealership...Harrison could not have been happier!       We ... Read on »
Giving Thanks for Visitors! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema We had such a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday! This house was filled with family and nothing is more healing for me! First, Chelsea spent a few days here for some much nee ... Read on »
Extra!! Extra!! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Los Altos Town Crier - Waiting for the call: New Los Altos resident with cystic fibrosis awaits organ transplants Read on »
Angel Highlight #4 - Live, Love, Breathe by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Somer is one of my angels. She too lives and thrives joyfully despite having CF and our similar experiences have bonded us together like sisters. In fact, several years ago ... Read on »
Family Coming = Feeling Great! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema  After several rough weeks, I am so happy to say that I've had a really good few weeks! I am definitely feeling stronger and my oxygen saturation has been improving as well. ... Read on »
Angel Highlight #3 - Filling Lungs with Love! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema I can't believe THIS is tomorrow!!! The teamHeather and Troy Balliet - Amorology Crown Point C ... Read on »
Happy Halloween! by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema   Los Altos Fall Festival Don't worry, Ryan and I usually don't wear matching shirts but this picture was taken on the "Virtual Out Run CF" day and we wore ... Read on »
The Mother of all Updates... by Sharlie Kaltenbach Posted in: Blog Posts in COPD & Emphysema Not to be confused with "the mother of all hot wheels tracks" which is the current internet video that is requested daily from Harrison! Well we've been here about two mo ... Read on »