Breathe In Ep. #90 – Three Double Lung Transplants

Amanda Varnes, 24 with cystic fibrosis, joins Gunnar and Tiffany on the podcast for a second time. Amanda last appeared on Breathe In Podcast in November of 2018. Since then, she has been re-transplanted again, making Amanda one of the very few people in the entire world who has received three double lung transplants. Amanda talks about falling into organ rejection following and the lead up to her May transplant at Duke. Since being transplanted, Amanda has suffered from two very serious complications related to the surgery and subsequent recovery, including a brief bought of paralysis. While Amanda does stress that her complications were considered quite rare, she talks about persevering through them and her overall will to live. Amanda has since recovered and is working hard in a physical rehab program!

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