Making it Matter Ep. #45 – Cystic Fibrosis, Double-Lung Transplant and Fitness in Ireland

Julia and I welcome Luke Doherty, 26 with cystic fibrosis from Dublin, Ireland, to the podcast this week. Luke talks his recent journey through a double lung transplant, which has needed to include chemotherapy treatment for PTLD. To that end, we talk about some of the differences between the American and Irish transplant listing procedures. Luke mentions that despite his failing health prior to transplant, he made fitness a priority in his life and he ultimately credits that to an initial speedy recovery. As you will find out, fitness is a major part of his life, to the point where it serves as a way for him to find a release from the challenges of CF. Luke is still very much in recovery from his transplant thanks to the PTLD, but he is making strides everyday to return to his life as a personal trainer.

You can follow Luke’s journey on his Transplant2Trainer Blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram