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Richard DeVos Heart and Lung Transplant Program

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‘A wonderful journey’

A double lung transplant renewed a Michigan man's life—and filled him with immense gratitude.

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‘So glad I am still around’

When long-lasting effects of COVID-19 made it impossible to breathe, this 69-year-old gardener found hope in lung transplantation.

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‘It’s such a gift’

A double lung transplant gives new life to a man whose brother died of the same lung disease.

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‘I didn’t have very long to live’

Doctors gave Jim Oldfield a year to live. Today, he's back to training for competitions.

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‘Easy breathing’

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

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‘We’ve got a set of lungs for you’

Rick Andreen celebrates a Christmas dream come true—the freedom to breathe.

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‘Tears of joy’

Holsey James battled his way back from cancer and cardiac arrest to earn a spot on the lung transplant waiting list and a renewed life.

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‘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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‘We’re not made of glass’

Swimming in the World Transplant Games lets Fred Nelis test his limits.

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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.

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Living, not just staying alive

An implanted heart pump saved Terry Jacobs’ life. Now he’s more active than he’s been in 20 years.

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‘Miracles do happen’

A double lung transplant has given Debbi Bendon a second chance at life. "Dreams come true," she says.