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Gracelyn is 11 years old and has Cystic Fibrosis. She was diagnosed when she was 2 years old. Gracelyn is a strong willed fighter.. As of October 4th 2013, Gracelyn has had her lung transplant!

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Linzi VanGorden posted a new journal entry, "Finally, we are home".

Gracelyn, Jordan and I arrived yesterday morning in New Brighton. We had a fun filled drive from Texas to Minnesota. I never thought I would have to drive that twice.... ... Read more

Krista Foley signed Gracelyn's Guestbook.

I came across your caring bridge site and thought I would say hi! We are also from the Minneapolis area (and see dr wheeler) and our Gabby will be 3 years post transplant ... Read more

Linzi VanGorden posted a new journal entry, "Beautiful xray".

Gracelyn was discharged and got the OK to drive back home. The surgeon said her last xray this morning was beautiful. Thanks to my friend, Alex Dela for letting us use ... Read more

Lee Ann Bricco signed Gracelyn's Guestbook.

We are so pleased to hear Gracelyn is more comfortable today.  I hope she is up and running again soon!Safe travels home.  Read more

Linzi VanGorden posted a new journal entry, "Ups and downs".

Good news:Gracelyn got her chest tube out and feels a whole lot better. Her lung is doing good on its own so she can be discharged tomorrow if everything continues to be ... Read more

Deb (Bjorklund) Folkestad signed Gracelyn's Guestbook.

We are so happy to hear your good report!  God is so good! We will continue to pray for complete healing and that your pain will soon be gone.   You are such a special, ... Read more

Linzi VanGorden posted a new journal entry, "Saturday July 19th".

Gracelyn is doing a lot better today. She has the painful chest tube in. Similar to the ones she had after her transplant. They doctors said the cause of the collapsed ... Read more

Linzi VanGorden posted a new journal entry, "Not a good update".

Gracelyn has a collapsed left lung and will be admitted into the ICU after they put a chest tube in. We were at the airport in Houston and Gracelyn was having trouble ... Read more

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Linzi VanGorden added a new photo.

Linzi VanGorden added a new photo.

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