Randy’s Lung Transplant Story

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by Wendy Henderson |

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In this video from Barnes-Jewish Hospital shared in April 2013, we meet Randy Cooke, a 50-year-old pulmonary fibrosis patient who underwent a double lung transplant.

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Randy wasn’t surprised when he received his pulmonary fibrosis diagnosis–it was the same disease that had taken his mother’s life. However, Randy was determined that the disease was not going to get the better of him and placed himself on a list for a double lung transplant. Although he had to wait two and a half years for his new lungs, Randy’s transplant was a complete success and he is now back to loving life, and living the life he had before his diagnosis.

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