We particularly love Wes Hawkins. He was diagnosed at 3 years old, yet neither him nor his parents let CF define him.
CF didn’t truly start showing its face until he was in high school and college.
Then, in 2019, Wes was told he needed a double-lung transplant to survive, and fast. After only two months on the waiting list, he received his “call” on Aug. 8, 2019.
For Wes, this second chance at life was all or nothing. He made himself the promise that if he made it to and through transplant, he would be true to himself 100%. No more faking it. In his words:
“Now, I get to live gay, and I am proud, and I have never been more at ease. I owe it all to my faith, my donor, and my support system”
We are fans of yours, Wes.
Now back to our CF Community: Did receiving a transplant change your view of life? In what way?
To read the rest of Wes’ story, and learn more about his journey, click here.
Our #31DaysOfCF initiative is running for the entire month of May. Each day, we are featuring a different story, and a different view of life with CF. To read all of the stories, visit our website.