Teen Undergoes Double Lung and Liver Transplant


This Thanksgiving, a 17-year-old girl was just thankful for something most of us take for granted – being able to breathe.

Shelby Standridge went to the doctor for a nosebleed and found out it was something much more serious.

After running a battery of tests, the family found out she has cystic fibrosis.

The teenager soon found herself waiting for an organ transplant. That’s when she came from Alabama to Texas Children’s Hospital for a double lung and liver transplant.

“When she was nine, she had a nosebleed…a terrible nosebleed,” Teresa Standridge said. “She can live out every one of her dreams now, an d just seeing her so happy now is amazing.”

Shelby is doing much better now —and just in time for the holidays! Continue reading

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