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."