Taking a deep breath is something most of us take for granted. Nikki Dumonceaux learned at age 5 that it was something that would become harder and harder for her to do on her own. Eventually, she was put on the lung transplant list. Today, Nikki celebrates life while honoring her donor.
At age 62, retired and blind, David Kuhn isn’t your average long distance runner. But he’s averaging about 20 miles each day as he crisscrosses the country promoting a cause, in hopes of finding a cure.
Meet Kyra. She’s a bubbly 9-year old girl from Apple Valley, with one exception. “Kyra has cystic fibrosis,” said Mark, her dad. “She was diagnosed at 3 months.”
The Waterworths found out their son has cystic fibrosis this past summer, then they found out their other son also has the genetic, life-threatening illness. A group called HopeKids and the Timberwolves Fastbreak Foundation helped them score an all access night with the Timberwolves, including a one-on-one meet-up with Kevin Love.
The Twins’ ballpark was busy this morning — hours before their afternoon game. It was the “finish line” for Fifteen’s 5k, hosted by Twins pitcher Glen Perkins and his wife Alisha. Perkins wears jersey No. 15. The race started at the Metrodome and ended 3.2 miles later at home plate at Target Field, benefiting the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Between the Vikings and the Wild, Minnesota sports fans have had their fill of drama and celebration this weekend.
Target Field was busy long before today’s Twins game. It was the finish line for a special run, hosted by a Twins pitcher and his wife, and inspired by two very special kids.
Her family calls what happened to Jamie Hammer a Christmas miracle. Months later, she is telling the story of the transplant that saved her life.
A Plymouth family is celebrating a Christmas miracle — the gift of life.