Joanne's face just 7 months after her double lung transplant was still trying to get used to the anti-rejection medications (they cause severe puffy eyes and moon face for the first 2 years. BUT that didn't stop her bull riding just 7months after the double lung transplant, at 66!
And here is Joanne 570 days after her double lung transplant... at 67, back to her regular weight of 110 lbs or 52 kgs!!! Nothing holds her back now! 900 days after that double lung transplant, she ran her first half-marathon at 67 Nov 18 2018 and plans to run a half-marathon twice a year, FOREVER!!
Joanne's SOS Save Our Sick Campaign flyer is below these photos...
Here is Joanne just 2 months before she decided she just had to get on the Double Lung Transplant Waiting List... only 72 lbs or 33 kgs...barely able to take 2 steps without resting many long moments, sitting on her wheelie-walker. She was breathless literally non-stop for 3-1/2 years.
And, here Joanne is 390 days after her double lung transplant (June, 2018)... at 66. You bet she thoroughly enjoys even the most mundane activities -- vacuuming, grocery-shopping, cooking... because for 1,187 she could not do any of those simple things. And, she's back to her 145 minutes of fitness 7 days-a-week: 80 minutes jogging, 30 minutes of toning and 35 minutes of Yoga. You bet she never skips her morning prayers and meditation.
After 1,187 days of an End Stage Lung Disease, Joanne was gifted with a second chance at life. Her donor and the donor family are definitely her heroes. Here she is 35 days after her 6-hour double lung transplant surgery, in 2017. As Fate would have it, she and her two perfectly healthy new lungs got together on a Sunday... Joanne was also born on a Sunday....
Nothing can stop her now! She has run THREE HALF MARATHONS between 2018 and 2021!! Regarding these three photos--she is 67, then 68 and then 69... just after running half marathons!
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