Cystic fibrosis is an often life-threatening illness that affects the lungs and pancreas. Laura Zellmer was diagnosed with the disease at only 16 months old. Despite the staggering 80% infant mortality rate at the time, Laura defied the odds and survived. Laura is 43 years old, married with a child of her own, and received a double lung transplant last year.
In this amazing conversation, you with learn:
- How Laura psychologically dealt with her diagnosis
- What inspires her to take chances in spite of her illness
- How she has learned to appreciate what many take for granted
- What it was like to wait for her double lung transplant
- How she stays motivated in maintaining her health everyday.
Laura’s story has been a source of inspiration during my own health struggles with ulcerative colitis. Her determination to live life to the fullest is a lesson we all could benefit from.
I'm so excited to share this with you!
SOME QUESTIONS I ASK LAURA:
- Where did your propensity to risk come from?
- How often do you think about the lung donor who saved your life?
- Do you think you would be here today if your son didn’t give you a sense of purpose?
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WHAT DO YOU THINK?
I'd love to hear your thoughts on this episode. Who was your inspiration for following Passion & Purpose?
Thanks so much for listening!