Omahan hopeful after transplant

Posted on August 31st, 2009 by Kelley Luckstein

Pat Lacy finally got the call that could save his life.

Pat Lacy - Lung Transplant Patient

Pat Lacy - Lung Transplant Patient

 

 

The Omahan rushed to a chartered plane and in hours was on a Mayo Clinic operating table, getting prepped for a double lung transplant.

 

He awoke only to learn the surgery had never happened. The donor organs were not suitable.

 

A week later came another call. This time, no dry run.

 

And today, the 57-year-old accountant is recovering in Rochester, Minn., building strength to come home with his new lungs, new outlook on life and renewed drive to recruit organ donors.

 

Omaha World-Herald by Cindy Gonzalez, 08/30/09

Tags: Transplant, Transplant

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