Auburn was born with Cystic Fibrosis, and her parents were told they’d be lucky if she lived to 18. By age 26, she was alive but breathing with only 19% lung capacity. Auburn was listed for lungs on October 4, 2016, and 20 days later received a double-lung transplant. Just a month later, Auburn was breathing at 90% lung function. She’s now able to work out, sing and enjoy time with her mother, Fawn, because of the generosity of her donor’s family, an 11 year old boy.
Auburn, lung recipient
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