Ralston Firefighter waits for lungs after approval for double lung transplant surgery


RALSTON, Neb. (WOWT) - After months of waiting, a Ralston firefighter passed a major hurdle this week. He's one step closer to getting a double lung transplant.

Ralston Firefighter Mike Bramhall was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at 4 months old; the reality that one day his lungs wouldn't be able to keep up with the disease is something he's always known would happen. The Ralston community has rallied around him and Bramhall said he couldn't be more grateful for the support he’s received.

"To know that that many people are behind you, supporting you is a pretty awesome feeling,” Bramhall told WOWT 6 News.

Bramhall has been overwhelmed; not only by the support he has received, but also by the news he has been approved to get a life-saving procedure.

"I've been shaking all day. I've just been super excited. Obviously nervous," Bramhall said. Continue reading

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