14-year-old thanks 'guardian angel' for organ donation after rare transplant saved her life

Alabama | Kelsey Stein

Angelynn Luckado is still thanking her "guardian angel," a young woman whose organ donation allowed her to breathe and walk on her own after months of uncertainty.

Angelynn, 14, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was just 2 years old. Ever since part of her lung was removed when she was 6, her family knew she would one day need a lung transplant.

After spending 149 days in the hospital last year – more than 100 of those on life support – she underwent a rare "heart-lung block" transplant. The procedure is known to have happened only once before.

The organ donation that made it all possible was truly a godsend. Continue reading