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    She Got The Call Today Updated at 3:45 PM
    edited on Mon Jan-19-09 03:47 PM by JFN1
    Hi All -

    My niece Brittani, who some of you will remember, got the call today for her second set of lungs in less than two years.
    She contracted the adeno virus about a year after her first double lung transplant, which led to obliterans, a disease of the lungs for which there is no cure. She is down to about 17% lung capacity again, and if she didn't get the call today, the doctors were telling us she wouldn't live out the year.

    Her original lungs died due to the chemotherapy she received as treatment for Ewing's Sarcoma, a rare form of childhood cancer that attacks the bones. She survived the cancer, but it cost her her lungs...she was only 14 years old when they found the cancer. She's all of 18 years old now.

    So - I know we're all busy with the inauguration, but I hope some of you will read this, and send your best thoughts to our niece Brittani. She only has about a 50% chance of surviving the surgery today, and while I'm not religious, some positive energy sent her way surely cannot hurt.

    If you want - drop her a note at Caring Bridge - she loved the last ones she got from you all.

    Thank you.
    I wish nothing but the best for this lovely young lady and she has my prayers and best wishes for a successful outcome from her surgery.
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    An update thread:

    JFN1 (1000+ posts) Mon Jan-19-09 07:46 PM
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    Brittani's surgery is at 8pm central

    Advertisements [?]Edited on Mon Jan-19-09 07:47 PM by JFN1


    Sorry for the new post - I tried to update the first one, but the edit time had expired...

    {Image of Brittani in original}

    We just got the word. The lungs checked out, so she's going into surgery in about an hour and a half. She'll be in surgery for 8-10 hours.

    Please keep Brittani in your thoughts tonight. We'll update when we have more news. I hope she is breathing with new lungs as Obama takes his oath.

    Thanks.

    PS - Just got another call with a bit more information - the donor is a 21 year old male. Our thoughts and thanks go out to his family tonight.


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    Under Obama’s own projections, interest payments on the debt are on course to triple from 2010 (his first budgetary year) to 2018, climbing from $196 billion to $685 billion annually.
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    I will keep her in my prayers. God be with her.

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    Wow, how sad. Hope all is ok now.
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    the donor is a 21 year old male. Our thoughts and thanks go out to his family tonight.
    To which I will add..I am a donor for all organs, and my family know my wishes on this topic.
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