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Karen was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis in 2004. Her condition worsened in 2012. She began requiring oxygen 24 hrs/day and initiated treatment at National Jewish Health (Denver, Colorado). Shortly thereafter, she was evaluated for lung transplantation and deemed a favorable candidate for a double lung transplant. Over the following four years, her disease exacerbated such that it became evident a lung transplant was the best treatment option. She was listed for transplant August 23, 2016.