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Jessica Del Toro

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Transplant Wonder Woman warrior 💚🫁

My Story

39 year old Jessica from Denver, Colorado, i was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension in December

I was on the waiting list for a Double Lung Transplant. I am so happy to share that i received my precious lungs on June 10th 2022 and it will mark two years with my gift of life thanks to an amazing donor and their courageous family who agreed to organ donation.

I was born in Denver, Colorado in 1983 and arrived 3 months prematurely weighing just 1 pound 7 ounces. The ‘Rocky Mountain News’ crowned me the “Miracle baby of Colorado”. After being diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) 12 years ago, i had been waiting for her second chance of life for 6 years before i received my precious gift of a double lung transplant in June 2022.

I am known as ‘Wonder Woman’ as she worked out 2 to 3 times a week with my trainer, keeping my body and mentality strong whilst preparing for my double lung transplant. Now, I am 1 year and 22 months post transplant and I am walking 5 to 6 miles a day and I say that I am “ living life to the fullest’ and I am truly blessed to be alive all thanks to my amazing donor!’.

I says, “My goal is to spread awareness about PH and being physically fit means a lot to me as a PH patient to encourage others to do a physical activity everyday. If I can do it you can do it.”

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