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Jesus was two-months-old when he received his new liver. He spent a week at Children's Hospital & Medical Center and was then transferred to The Nebraska Medical Center. After his transfer, he waited six days for a new liver.
In December 2009, Tim and I found out that we were expecting our second child. Our son Noah was just 16-months-old at the time. We were elated that we would soon be adding another member to our growing family!
I was diagnosed as an infant with cystic fibrosis (CF). CF is a life-threatening genetic disease that primarily affects the lungs and pancreas. It causes progressive lung damage and can lead to life-threatening lung infections. Many people with CF have to go into the hospital for several weeks at a time several times a year for intravenous antibiotics. Prior to my transplant, I was admitted to the hospital every couple of months for 2 to 3 weeks at a time to treat lung infections. When I was born, the average life-span was 10 years old.
The Eisenmann Family(Laura, Doug, Josh 6, Justin 4, Kara 22 mos)
We were so excited when we heard the news that we were expecting our second child. The pregnancy went well and we were patiently waiting the birth of our child. Three weeks before our due date, the family got a common virus.Justin doing physical therapy with his external Berlin heart, waiting for donor heart.