Anna is my 24 year old daughter. She has a genetic disease called Cystic Fibrosis. It makes all her mucous extra thick and sticky. The effects cause life threatening issues with digestion, the pancreas and lungs. On October 12, 2013 Anna received a double lung transplant after her lungs failed to sustain her life. Nine months after her transplant she was diagnosed with PTLD, a form of lymphoma specific to those who have received transplants due to the anti-rejection medication transplant recipients must take for the rest of their lives. After six months of chemotherapy, Anna was and continues to be cancer-free. She went back to college at Grand Canyon University in Phoenix last August after missing two years. Here’s her latest blog post:
Wow! What a blessing to read Karen! How thankful you and your family must be. I love her thoughts on âblah goodbyes,â and transplantâs being a bridge. Take care of you, jed
Dr. Jerry Davis, LCSW, LMFT, LMHC, NCC
Director, Graduate Counseling Program
Professor of Counseling
2303 College Ave.
Huntington, IN 46750
What an amazing daughter! Have a great summer!