01-23-2014, 11:00 AM #1
Double Lung Transplant Teen to Repeat 1,250-Mile Ride
Coen Ashton looks to complete a near 1,250-mile journey aboard a PWC 15 months after his double lung transplant. Image: Liam Kidston. News Limited
People can do amazing things particularly in the face of daunting circumstances. Australian 16-year-old Coen Ashton, who was born with cystic fibrosis, received a cut-down pair of lungs in October, 2012. The decision to alter the donor lungs came after fearing Ashton might die before a suitable donor lungs would become available. Thankfully, a pair of donor lungs became available before Ashton’s condition deteriorated to the point that doctors would’ve resorted to putting him on life support.
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01-23-2014, 11:06 AM #2
01-23-2014, 12:55 PM #3
Kevin, again you have captured a great story & did a great job with telling it. I am sure all of us here on GH, hope the best for this trepid warrior ... his fight is a good one. We wish Coen all the best & many years of riding ahead
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