Meet Our Homepage Heroes: The Weyandt Family

Hear about our homepage hero, Jeremy Weyandt, and his journey to a lung transplant.

Feb. 1, 2018 | 1 min read
Ashling Knight

Meet the Weyandt family: Joy, wife; Gavin, son; Joelle, daughter; and Jeremy, 40, who has CF 


Last October, the Weyandt family opened their home to us as we set out to learn more about Jeremy's journey to getting a lung transplant in 2012.

Now 40 years old, Jeremy, a husband and father of two, received his double-lung transplant after being placed on extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO), a mechanical system that temporarily takes over the function of the lungs in people with acute respiratory failure.

Hear about Jeremy's journey to a transplant in the video below.

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Ashling previously worked at the Foundation as a digital content manager. She helped keep the Foundation's website and blog up to date with news and information that's important to the CF community. Ashling first got involved with the Foundation through Delta Phi Epsilon sorority at York College of Pennsylvania, where she earned her B.A. in public relations. Originally from New Jersey, she now lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, son, and two dogs.

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