Mom overcomes cystic fibrosis|Loyola Medicine

New mom overcomes cystic fibrosis with double lung transplant

Cystic fibrosis patient Fanny Vlahos was nearing the end of the second trimester of her pregnancy when she caught pneumonia and her lung function declined drastically. By the time her son was born, Ms. Vlahos was tethered to an oxygen tank and too weak even to bend over the crib and pick him up. But after undergoing a double lung transplant at Loyola University Medical Center, Ms. Vlahos was able to breathe easily again. For more information or to schedule an appointment, please visit or call 888-584-7888.