Hannah's new start
I was born with Cystic Fibrosis. By the age of 9 I was in a wheelchair and on oxygen 24 hours a day seven days a week, along with a feeding tube. I spent most of my time lying in the hospital as I was too ill to do anything else. My mum and dad were told that my only chance of staying alive was by undergoing a heart and double lung transplant.
The call came for me the night I was a bridesmaid! I had two wishes come true in one night! I was 10 years old when I underwent my transplant. I am now 22 and working in a primary school - and living a good life.
My donor and their family are my heroes! They are the reason I am able to live the life I do. There are no words to explain how I feel about being given the gift of life, but I am forever grateful to my donor and their family.
It is a new year and a new start. I hope that people sign up as organ donors this year and share their wishes with their loved ones. Will you?