Patient Stories for Lung Transplant

Post-COVID-19 lung transplant gives Randy a new lease on life

Randy McIntyre at UI Hospitals & Clinics
Randy McIntyre of Andalusia, Illinois, was a healthy 58-year-old before a case of COVID-19 in January 2021 changed his life forever.

Running races with ease

April Gross running
April Gross has a new goal: Run a 5K race in under 30 minutes. Prior to her lung transplant, April's lungs were so damaged by cystic fibrosis that crawling into bed left her winded, and her goal was simply to live.

Thankful to be breathing new life

After being told by multiple hospitals that he was too sick for a lung transplant, Dennis Nack thought all hope was lost. Luckily, the UI Hospitals & Clinics saw something in Dennis. They too the time to work with him to ensure that he was strong enough for his transplant, so that he was ready whenever they got the call.

Extreme makeover includes new lungs and fixed heart

Martha's lung disorder led doctors to find blockages in her heart. She was able to get a new pair of lungs and fix her heart here at the University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics.