"I was born with a disease called Cystic Fibrosis (CF) and diagnosed within the first year of my life. I have endured many challenges along the way, and am coming up on the biggest one of my life! Due to my disease, my lungs are in a continuous state of infection and I am periodically treated with IV medications to keep them at bay, most instances require a brief hospitalization, but the length of stay is always different depending on severity. My recent stays in the hospital have been more frequent with less time out and at home between trips. This is all (hopefully) leading up to a possible double lung transplant. I started the process to be accepted and put on the list a year ago (roughly) and from what I have been told I am in the final stages of the acceptance process. Once accepted (by University of Seattle Medical Center, where I applied) I will have to move to Seattle for an undetermined amount of time to be placed on the list and await a set of lungs to become available. While there I will have expenses to cover such as food, meds, laundry, and other incidentals that won’t be covered in lodging. Medicaid pays the rent for housing, I will be responsible for the rest, as well as bills back at home like my cell phone and such."