Valdosta man receives double lung transplant


VALDOSTA, Ga. — A Valdosta man is recovering in a Jacksonville, Fla., hospital after receiving a double lung transplant.

Terrence Junn, 58, received the organs in more than 10 hours of surgery Nov. 8-9 at the Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, said his wife, Sandy.

Junn, 58, a 23-year Air Force veteran, had been diagnosed with terminal pulmonary fibrosis, leaving him unable to breathe without artificial aid.

He received the lungs from a 21-year-old woman, his wife said.

"He's doing amazing," she said.

Terrence left the hospital for a nearby hotel room Dec. 7, which is routine procedure for transplant cases, Sandy said.

However, complications arose when he started getting short of breath and he returned to the Mayo Clinic. Continue reading