Riding the Waves: Melissa Pappageorgas’ Transplant Journey (Audio)

August 1, 2018

Melissa Pappageorgas is a 33-year-old woman with cystic fibrosis. Diagnosed as a teenager with CF, Melissa enjoyed relatively good health into her twenties. As her health initially declined, Melissa found both physical and mental strength in physical exercise – specifically surfing. In 2015 Melissa had a double lung transplant. Her recovery has not been easy, but once again, Melissa is finding strength in the waves.

Filmed and recorded by Brandon Delgado and Alana de Ocampo.

CF Community Voices is sponsored by Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Gilead Sciences and Chiesi USA.