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Saturday, February 25, 2012

‘Breathless Bride,’ who raced against her deadly cystic fibrosis to get married, can breathe a sigh of relief

NY Daily News | Amanda Mikelberg
Her dream of getting married became an urgent operation.

Kirstie Mills Tancock was determined to get married if it was the last thing she did. And it almost was.

"I have spent every moment living like it was my last," Tancock, a cystic fibrosis sufferer from England told ABC News.

Thanks to a life-saving double-lung transplant, Tancock no longer lives in fear.

"I didn't expect to be here at 21," she said during the taping of the TLC documentary "Breathless Bride: Dying to Live," set to air Feb. 29. The program follows her through four months of planning her wedding and waiting for the transplant.

Just two days before her planned nuptials last June 16, and no word of a donor, the British beauty's temperature shot up, her lips turned blue and her face ashen gray. She couldn't breathe. Her lungs had filled with a life-threatening infection and doctors said she was too sick to attend her own wedding.
Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/breathless-bride-raced-deadly-cystic-fibrosis-married-breathe-a-sigh-relief-article-1.1028377#ixzz1nQoGeFA6

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