"I was really happy John wanted to stay in my life. We had been dating about three months when I found out I needed a lung transplant. In some ways I think it has been a good thing for our relationship. John and I have talked about a lot of things most couples don't discuss until later, or sometimes never at all. We had to address that there was an unknown amount of time I’d have to wait, and even though neither of us wanted to think about it, there was a chance I wouldn’t receive a transplant in time. It meant putting things on hold like traveling and marriage, and having John not only be my boyfriend, but a caretaker as well. John and I have a deeper relationship and understanding of one another because of this journey together."
guest contributor Brigette McKern of Tampa, FL. Brigette received a #lungtransplant
on September 28, 2014. (Photo courtesy of Brigette McKern) #endthewaitinglist