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New Lungs in the Mountains: Fighting Cystic Fibrosis

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Rima Manomaitis

yoocan do anything with Cystic Fibrosis

Hi there! My name is Rima (@lung_story_short ) and I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis around four months old. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic chronic lung disease which also effects other organs such as the pancreas. CF (short for Cystic Fibrosis) has no cure yet, and so having crumby lung function and frequent infections. I got to the point where I needed to be on oxygen 24/7 and had very low lung function. My health was leading towards needing a double lung transplant. I have now received my life saving surgery at 27 years old. Thank you to my beautiful donor and their selfless gift, I have been given another chance! My journey has been a long one to get to where I'm now. I’m finally able to walk more than a few steps without gasping for air. I finally don't need to be pushed around in a wheelchair or be on constant IV antibiotics. I am now able to hike in the Colorado Rockies and live my life the way it was meant to be lived. #yoocan #yoocandoanything #lungstoryshort #cysticfibrosis #cfawareness #posttransplant #doublelungtransplant #fucf #organdonation #newlungs

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