A local Bracebridge woman who has suffered from Cystic Fibrosis her entire life has undergone a double lung transplant and is now recovering in Toronto. 20 year old Erin Cobean’s lung donor was found within hours after she went on the registry – the surgery happened at Toronto General Hospital yesterday and her mom Nicole says things went well. A Trust Fund’s been set up to help the family with costs they’ll incur over the next three months, as they’ll have to travel to Toronto for appointments 3-5 times a week.

Trust Fund INFO: TD bank. Transit No.05052. Inst No. 004. Account No. 6490125.

Nicole Cobean says her daughter will likely be shocked when she realizes she’ll now be able to breathe on her own. “Without a donor, Erin would not be where she is today,” she said, adding that she thanks all those who have provided their support and prayers through this difficult time. (Photo provided by Nicole Cobean)