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Jessica Romero

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My Story

Hi my name is Jessica Romero I’m 39 years old. I’m from Denver, Colorado, I was diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension in December 2010. In 2016 I was put on the waiting list for a Double Lung Transplant. Im so happy to share that i received my precious gift of new lungs on June 10th in 2022 at the hospital of ucsf. It will be 2 years in June of this year 2024 that I received my second chance at life all thanks to amazing donor and their courage family who agreed to organ donation.
Jessica was born in Denver, Colorado in 1983 and arrived 3 months prematurely weighing just 1 pound 7 ounces. The ‘Rocky Mountain News’ crowned her the “Miracle baby of Colorado”. After being diagnosed with Pulmonary Hypertension (PH) 12 years ago, Jessica had been waiting for her second chance of life for 6 years before she received her precious gift of a double lung transplant in June 2022.
Jessica is known as ‘Wonder Woman’ as she worked out 2 to 3 times a week with her trainer, keeping her body and mentality strong whilst preparing for her double lung transplant. Now, Jessica is 11 months post transplant and she is walking 5 to 6 miles a day and says that she is ‘living life to the fullest’. Jessica says, ‘I am truly blessed to be alive all thanks to my amazing donor!’.
Jessica 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.”