In June 2016, I was a full time employee, lived with a roommate and was hanging out with my friends on the weekend. Things like doing laundry and walking just a block were becoming increasingly more difficult and with 28% lung function I knew transplant was in my future. But with a fighter attitude, I […]
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Annual Gala 2018
On October 15th we'll be returning to Guastavinos under the 59th Street Bridge in NYC.
You'll be wowed by this elegant evening, with wonderful entertainment, touching moments, a guest appearance from Sister Sledge and many more surprises!
Get ready for an exciting night, supporting a cause that is very close to our hearts – our lungs! ... Learn More
New Era in Lung Transplantation
Many of us have benefited from life-extending lung transplants and were given a second chance at life. Now, our mission is to fund the research that will soon solve the problems of rejection, infection and lengthy waiting lists.
Stay up to date with the Lung Transplant Project. Learn about lung transplants, the latest breakthroughs in research & treatment, events, workshops and more. Join Us.
Six years ago, on April 18, 2012 I received the ultimate gift – a healthy set of lungs. This is my transplant story and finally, an open letter to my donor Chris who gave me a second chance at life. On April 17th I was called to Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC) in New York […]
My dad, Sam Wydner, had a life-extending lung transplant at Columbia University Medical Center/NY Presbyterian on February 20, 2015. I remember the date well, because when I saw him on February 19, he was struggling for breath even with 50 liters of oxygen. I really thought it would be the last time I saw him […]