A Cystic Fibrosis Patient Comes Out of Surgery to the Proposal of Her Dreams


My girlfriend has been in and out of hospitals her entire life. She was born with Cystic Fibrosis. In 2010, Tisa underwent a double-lung transplant operation. She had a 50/50 chance of living through the operation. She came out of it successfully. She then had an 80% chance of surviving the first 5 years. It has been 6 years and she is doing well…

Last week, however, she had a little setback. Running a high fever and feeling sick, we rushed her to the hospital. After staying in the ER for 5 days they finally got her a room. Unfortunately the doctors had to perform emergency surgery to remove a portion of her upper right lobe on her lung.

The surgery went well and she stayed in the hospital for a few more days after the operation. Finally on Wednesday (September 14, 2016) she was released. I decided to make it a memorable moment for her and propose.

I brought Gunner, our 9 year old English Bulldog, who is also a service dog. I made sure I had enough roses to pass out to nurses and other healthcare professionals, to be handed to Tisa as she came out of her room. I also wanted her mother to be the last person to give Tisa a rose. After the proposal, we had a nice moment looking into each others’ eyes. I assured her that her future was safe.









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