Love Triumphs: Cystic Fibrosis Patients Find Romance After Life-Changing Lung Transplants

A couple who met through BJC’s Lung Transplant mentoring program is now spreading hope and love to others battling the same disorder. Carrie Gobble, a 46-year-old with Cystic Fibrosis, and her now-husband Gary Gobble, a 54-year-old also living with Cystic Fibrosis, formed an instant connection when Gary became Carrie’s mentor. Their mentorship soon blossomed into a deep friendship and, with the approval of Carrie’s transplant doctors, a romantic relationship just 12 days after her successful surgery. Inspired by their experience, they both became mentors themselves. The couple, married since 2005, has an unbreakable bond forged by their shared experiences.

With over 2,100 transplants performed, BJC’s lung transplant mentoring program offers hope to those facing debilitating lung diseases. Gary believes the program is a breath of fresh air that impacts patients’ ability to recover. In their love story, we witness the power of resilience, empathy, and the promise of second chances—a breath of hope for all those awaiting their miracles. Through the program, patients find solace and support from individuals who have personally gone through similar experiences, providing them with much-needed understanding and companionship as they navigate the challenges of their condition.

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