Breathe In Ep. #56 – CFRD, Double Lung Retransplant

Amanda Varnes, 23 with cystic fibrosis, joins the podcast to talk about CFRD, double lung retransplantation and fungal infections. Amanda’s battle with CF has been nothing short of inspiring, and is clearly evident in her amazingly bubbly personality. Amanda contracted a pan-resistant fungal infection at an early age, which led to her first double lung transplant in 2015. Rejection led her to a second transplant in 2017. The podcast also dedicates time to CFRD, which Amanda was diagnosed with when she was 16. Amanda talks about the emotional and physical burden that CF put on her in high school and offers some advice to families new to the world of CFRD.

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