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pulmonary fibrosis

Patient Story

‘Easy breathing’

Following a grim diagnosis of pulmonary fibrosis, George Welte's age didn't keep him from getting a life-saving lung transplant.

Patient Story

‘We are supposed to grow old together’

With great determination—and with the gift of new lungs—John McKay begins a new life with his wife and family.

Patient Story

‘On death’s doorstep’

Vietnam veteran Charlie Bell thanks God and his medical team for a lung transplant that gave him a new lease on life.

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‘Our only salvation’

A lung transplant saved his life. Now, he is determined to make the most of his second chance.

Patient Story

‘I think it’s a God thing’

When he couldn't afford treatment, a clinical trial prolonged Jim Blum's life so he could later be matched to a lung transplant.

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Defying a dire diagnosis

Doctors in New York told Marcia Fraser her lung disease would kill her within months. Years later, she's running 5 miles a day.