Tethered to oxygen Sue was fighting for every breath. She was healthy just six months prior, we had had dinner together, and all was fine. Somehow, shortly after our visit she had gotten sick and now she was confined to a hospital room to stay alive. By the time she was properly diagnosed with a mycobacterium infection she was in need of a double lung transplant. The insurance company was preventing her from being listed for transplant, because of her infection. It was time for another visit with my dear friend of over 40 years before it was too late. This time, our visiting took place in her hospital room. Now Sue tired easily, she had to take breaks just to concentrate on breathing, she was still the same old strong willed Sue though. She was going to beat this. She got up everyday, she dressed, she ate, she visited with longtime friends & family, she remained as physically strong as her body allowed. As her organs started to feel the stress of her illness, and her days were becoming limited, she was listed for transplant.
Febrauray 10, 2017 Sue was listed for transplant. February 18, 2017 Sue was give n the gift of life from an unnamed hero.