On September 3rd of 2008 my life changed drastically when my heart decided to stop beating.  As I lay in the intensive cardiac care unit on ECMO I couldn’t even begin to imagine what my life would be like.  Thirteen day later on September 16, 2008 I had my double lung and heart transplant.  I am thankful for my friends and family who have supported me through it all.  You guys have given me a better quality of life than I could have ever imagined.