Colorado’s first double-lung and liver transplant

Jan. 26, 2016

Since birth, Shaun had been living with cystic fibrosis, a disease that causes severe dysfunction in the respiratory and digestive systems. Despite his doctors’ best efforts to manage the disease, Shaun was struggling: his weight had dropped below 90 pounds, and he was not expected to live much longer. To have a chance at long-term survival, he would need two new lungs and a new liver.

Shaun made the trip to the University of Colorado Hospital for the first double lung and liver transplant ever performed in the state. Shaun now has a chance at something he never thought would be his: a life free of cystic fibrosis.