Lung Transplant

Rachel Sweet

A Year After Lung Transplant, Mokena Teen To Graduate High School

“Tuesday she’s going to walk down the aisle, and I’m probably going to cry like a baby. I won’t be able to control my emotions,” said Sue Sweet, whose daughter, Rachel Sweet, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at age 4.


File Photo Of Surgeons At Work. (Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Northwestern Launches New Lung Transplant Program

According to the United Network for Organ Sharing, only 52 lung transplants were performed last year at two centers in Illinois, forcing many patients to travel out of state.


Steve Ferkau

Lung Transplant Recipient Prepares For 10th Hancock Climb

Next month, more than 4,000 people will climb 94 floors all the way to the top of the John Hancock Center to raise money for breathing problems, and one man knows what it’s like to gasp for air.

CBS Chicago–01/27/2012