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Tina Rueles

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Cancer Support Community North Texas supporting their coworker Tina, 11 year double lung transplant survivor and Donate Life.

My Story

Just over 11 years ago I received the gift of life from a 15 year old girl. My recovery was fantastic, I wanted to get the best out of my 2nd chance. I decided that I wanted to give back for all that I had been given. I decided to return to college and get a degree in social work. In May of 2019 with my donor family watching, I received my Masters of Social Work. If my donor Victoria had lived she would have been graduating from college the same year. I now work for the wonderful nonprofit, Cancer Support Community North Texas, and I help those affected by cancer. I’m so grateful that I have been given a second chance at life.