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Given a second chance, lung transplant patient moves forward with gusto

Given a second chance, lung transplant patient moves forward with gusto

Chronic hypersensitivity pneumonitis, like other conditions that attack the lining of the lungs, has no known cure. Patient Jen Julian told me that when she was diagnosed, “I didn’t know if I was going to live or not. You face the reality of death.”

In the video above and in an article published today, we share the story of Julian, who was treated by physicians at Stanford’s recently established Center for Advanced Lung Disease. Julian received a transplant here and has since returned with gusto to all those things she did before – skiing, biking, hiking, golfing and scuba diving. Glenn Rosen, MD, director of the Interstitial Lung Disease program, said of his patient, “Jen has a unique attitude. She looks at the setbacks as challenges, tries new things and lives life to the fullest.”

3 Responses to “ Given a second chance, lung transplant patient moves forward with gusto ”

  1. JACK HODSON Says:

    HOW LONG AGO DID THIS TAKE PLACE ? IS THERE A SUPPORT GROUP WHERE DALY ISSUES CAN BE DISCUSSED ? HOW MANY SUPPORT MEDS DOES THE PERSON TAKE ?

  2. Velicia Horn Says:

    This was an inspiration to us, I’m glad for you kept the faith….Humble TX.

    Patiently Awaiting: Single Right Lung transplant since 4/25/13!

  3. Mike Griffith Says:

    What an inspiring story. How is she doing? Recently evaluated for Lung Transplant not yet on list. Diagnosed with HP. I will be praying for you.

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