5-year-old receives double lung transplant

A 5-year-old British girl who is the youngest person to ever receive a double lung transplant is flourishing nine months after the operation. Suffering from cystic fibrosis since she was only three months old, Mariam Imran’s health had been deteriorating until her record-setting surgery at London’s Great Ormond Street Hospital, The Daily Mail said Wednesday. Now her parents, who were once told their daughter had only months to live, are happy to watch Mariam play just like any other child. (Science Daily, 9/12/07)

The miracle of life is never out of one’s reach and this story just goes to prove once again how even the smallest of God’s creatures can realize the gift of life; even when it has never been done before! This girl was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a disease that our family has been working towards a cure for decades now and to hear that a small 5-year old has been blessed with a second chance at life makes our hearts sing.

Please keep this young girl in your prayers as well as the donor family. May she be blessed with all the health and happiness this world has to offer!

After her husband received a double-lung (bilateral) transplant in 2004, Shannon founded the Angel Cove Organ Donation Awareness Shop, which provides awareness t-shirts and gifts products for transplant recipients, living organ donors and donor families - giving 100% of the profits to help heart and lung transplant recipients with medical costs. Shannon lives in Milwaukee, Wisconsin with her wonderful husband and two chocolate Labrador Retrievers.

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