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Believing in Second Chances

Katelyn Strube, age 25, understands how precious a gift life is. She should. In the early Spring of 2016 she received the rare gift of a second chance. She was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a degenerative disease that affected her lung capacity, her pancreas and her digestive tract. After a bout with pneumonia in 2015 reduced her lung capacity severely, she made the call that it was time to register for an organ transplant. The wait was long, but in April, she received the phone call that would change her life forever. Today, sharing her experience as an organ donation recipient and encouraging others to consider giving the gift of life have become an integral part of hers.