August 31, 2009

Omahan hopeful after transplant

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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