You've Been Given the Gift of Life, Give it Back!

Welcome friends and family!

Thank you for visiting my blog. It documents my amazing journey from pre to post double lung transplant. I am a 37 year old mother and wife with Cystic Fibrosis who has been more greatly blessed than I could ever imagine possible!

It has been a bumpy ride, but God has given me strength, love, friendship, and, FINALLY, health. My prayers have been answered, my miracle was granted, and I want to share the joy of my new life with you.

If you are a first time visitor, please take a moment to watch The Miracle of Transplantation video below. To me, pictures speak a thousand words.

My entries begin in April of 2008 and my double lung transplant was December 10. Scroll down to my blog archive and you can read from the beginning or jump around. If you are looking for a specific topic, you can use the search engine.

Please feel free to contact me with questions or feedback, I would love to hear from you!

I hope I can help you to experience the love God has for each and every one of us!

May God Bless You with Miracles in Your Life! Nancy


Thursday, May 17, 2012

CF Awareness Month: CF Resources

CF Community Resources

Blooming Rose Foundation- The Blooming Rose Foundation's mission is to provide social services, positive contacts and hope to families immediately after diagnosis.

 Boomer Esiason Foundation- The Boomer Esiason Foundation is a dynamic partnership of leaders in the medical and business communities joining with volunteers to heighten awareness, education and the quality of life for those affected by CF.

 Breathe 4 Tomorrow- Breathe 4 Tomorrow Foundation is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping families and individuals in need due to Cystic Fibrosis.

 Cystic Fibrosis Foundation- The Cystic Fibrosis Foundation (CFF) provides information about living with CF, treatments and research. The CFF assures the development of the means to cure and to control CF and improve patients' quality of life.

 Cystic Fibrosis Lifestyle Foundation- CFLF provides avenues toward healthy and active lifestyles through recreation, thereby educating adolescents and young adults with CF on psychological, social and emotional connections between lifestyle and health.

Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc.- The Cystic Fibrosis Research, Inc. is a community of families, professionals and volunteers committed to funding cystic fibrosis research, providing educational and personal support and improving the quality of life those with CF and their families.

 Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide- Cystic Fibrosis Worldwide (CFWW) is dedicated to improving quality of life and life expectancy for persons living with cystic fibrosis globally. CF Podcast- Jerry Cahill (50+) shares stories on how he, and others with cystic fibrosis, are LIVING BREATHING SUCCEEDING with CF. The podcasts consist of interviews with teens and adults with CF, parents and caregivers, where they discuss such topics as exercise, nutrition, careers, marriage, starting a family, lung transplants, and CFRD.

 Moganko for CF Awareness- A website great for kids (and adults) full of fun videos that teach people with cystic fibrosis the importance of taking care of themselves every day so they can stay healthy. Parenting Children With Health Issues- Free audio, articles and other resources to help parents discover how to raise happy, healthier kids. Based on the popular Love and Logic ® parenting program created by Jim Fay and Foster Cline, MD. R

Rock CF Foundation- The Rock CF Foundation utilizes the arts, entertainment, fashion and fitness to support research initiatives and heighten public awareness in the fight against cystic fibrosis. Tips for CF Parents- Provides tips and resources for parents of children with CF. Lisa C. Greene is the mom of two kids with CF, a parent coach and co- author with Foster Cline MD of the award-winning Parenting Children with Health Issues. USACFA- United States Adult Cystic Fibrosis Association Inc. (

(USACFA), is a non-profit organization, run by 12 volunteer Directors who all have CF. Since 1990, USACFA has published a quarterly newsletter, CF Roundtable, offering hope, support, and news in the world of cystic fibrosis.

Friday, May 4, 2012

American Gothic II

So, we have this creepy abandoned house down the road, that, paired with the classic painting "American Gothic" inspired this fun afternoon of picture taking. 

Don't forget your fun side, as adults, we too often do!

The Miracle of Transplantation

Pause the music player before watching.