Geoffrey (pictured left above) was born in 1983, and at the time, he wasn’t expected to live past high school. He has cystic fibrosis, a rare genetic disease that damages his lungs and makes it very difficult for him to breathe, digest his food, and keep his blood sugar in check. But, oh boy, he's really shown his CF who's boss.
He’s now 34, he is still working in a job he’s held for almost 20 years, he's living on his own, and he's able to travel to see his family across the country. And in August 2018, doctors successfully switched out his ailing lungs with those from a generous, anonymous donor. Geoffrey counts himself as one of the lucky ones.
Geoffrey’s journey to this point has not been easy. His disease irreparably damaged his pancreas, and in 2001, he was diagnosed with diabetes. After going away at college for the first time the next year, his blood sugar skyrocketed to 400% of the normal level and he landed in the ER. In 2012, Geoffrey underwent routine surgery for a...