Cystic fibrosis patient defeats doctors odds but still needs double lung trans

WBRC FOX | Vanesa Araiza

Birmingham, AL - The carnival swings, inflatables and shaved ice at a back-to-school bash was more than about having fun, it was about living.

"Beth is at the point in her life where she needs a double lung transplant in order to survive," said Shannon Williams.

For more than 40 years Shannon Williams has lived on the notion that each year could be her cousin Beth Evan's last. Evans was diagnosed with Cystic fibrosis at 18 months old.

"They told my parents that I wouldn't live to be three," said Evans.

Clearly, she has proved those doctors wrong but she's dealt with her fair share of complications and daily medications.

With an uncertain timeline on her life she has the additional burden of finances. That was the reason behind the Breath for Beth day August 8 in Gardendale. Continue reading