Four years ago today, on November 16, 2013, I got a call that would change my life forever. A call with another voice on the line saying, “The lungs are here.”
When I was born, the doctors noticed something strange about my behavior. I was coughing up a sticky, green substance and not eating. Two weeks later, I was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis. Cystic Fibrosis is a genetic disease which causes a sticky tar-like mucus buildup in the lungs and a decrease in pancreatic enzymes. Many different organs and aspects are impacted as well like the lungs, pancreas, sinuses, kidneys, liver, and stomach. For me, it was all of the above but in sections.