Michigander celebrates 10 years since double lung transplant with 7th Crim Race

Michigan Radio

This weekend, runners and walkers of all levels and ages will converge on Flint for the HealthPlus Crim Festival of Races.

Carol Cerny is going to be there with her running shoes on.

She’s doing the 10-mile event to celebrate the 10-year anniversary of her double lung transplant.

Cerny tells us that for the seven years leading to her 2005 transplant, she was on oxygen 24 hours a day.

She maintained an active lifestyle through those seven years, attending physical therapy to prepare her body for the surgery that she calls, “a very traumatic assault on the body.”

Cerny says that even though she was unable to participate, she found inspiration in attending the Crim Races with her husband, Tom, and supporting the participants from the sidelines. Continue reading, Podcast