Category: Lung Transplant

After double lung transplants, an opera singer is given the chance for Act III

Published on December 25, 2017

Charity Tillemann-Dick’s life sounds like the plot of a grand opera: She was diagnosed with high blood pressure in the lungs at the age of 20. By the time she was 26, she had to go through a double lung transplant. But it didn’t take. Through all this, she never stopped doing what she loves most: Singing. Dr. Jon LaPook reports on her own Encore.

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NYS Assembly Passes Bill Allowing Reinstatement Of Deputy Sheriff After Transplant

On Wednesday, the New York State Assembly passed a bill that will allow a transplant recipient to return to work. On Wednesday, the state Assembly passed a bill that authorizes the county to reinstate and employ Heroux as a deputy sheriff. Clinton County Sheriff David Favro is eager to get him back on the job.

“Just prior to airing going to Boston for his double lung transplant he came into my office and he sat down and said ‘Sheriff, he said, I have two things: I want to live. Second of all after I accomplish that I’m coming back and I want my job.’

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