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

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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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