Breathing Easy Again
When doctors told Reuben McDonald that his failing lungs only had a few breaths left in them, he decided to become his own health advocate. After a double lung transplant, he's breathing easy and sharing his story with others who have lost hope.
Former Disney Exec Breathing Easier
For 30 years, Larry Pontius smoked three to four packs of cigarettes a day. Despite his best efforts, he could not stop. Then he was diagnosed with COPD, and five lungs later, he has a message for anyone still smoking -- don't.
Without a Transplant, They'll Die
Several ago Ardell Lein was sleeping 18 hours a day. He was so weak he had to crawl up the steps to his bedroom. "I couldn't even help my wife carry groceries into the house," he remembers. Ardell suffered from congestive heart failure and when his health took a dramatic turn for the worst, he was rushed to a hospital to await a transplant. While waiting, he suffered kidney damage and doctors...