Green Bay teen receives double lung transplant

WBAY | Rhonda Roberts

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WBAY) – A Green Bay teenager has received a successful double lung transplant.

Erin Culbertson had her surgery on Feb. 5 at St. Louis Children’s Hospital, according to Amy Wright, a spokesperson for the Carin’ 4 Erin fundraising team.

Action 2 News featured Erin’s story in January. She was born with Cystic Fibrosis, a condition that impacts lungs and causes respiratory issues.

“Unless Erin gets this transplant she probably only has one or two years left to live,” Karla Culbertson told Action 2 News in January. “Sometimes getting up to go sit down at the table for dinner is hard.”

Erin’s mom Karla has been posting updates on the Carin’ 4 Erin page. A blog post from Feb. 7 said things were going well for Erin after the transplant and that she was weaned off a ventilator. Continue reading