Woman walks virtual Bloomsday with family, nine years after fateful double lung transplant
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Bloomsday looks a lot different this year, but today’s run was a special one for the Goodwin family.
Nine years ago today, Mary Goodwin had a double lung transplant that saved her life.
Leading up to this, she was battling pulmonary fibrosis and was only expected to live 3-5 more years; she was only able to finish the previous two Bloomsdays with oxygen tanks on her back.
It reached a point where even that was impossible.
Today was her ninth Bloomsday walk since that transplant, and she celebrated it was ‘Mary’s Team’ on the anniversary of that surgery.
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