When we first met Kayla, she was a 17-year-old in high school senior at Jackson High School who was dealing with Cystic Fibrosis her whole life. Remarkably, she didn’t let her disease interfere with her active life which has included competing in three triathlons. Kayla has been hospitalized many times throughout her life and has rigorous daily routine of treatments and medications to keep her lungs functioning. The hospitalizations have become more and more frequent and her medication and treatment routines have increased. It was in high school that Kayla learned that her degenerative disease had progressed to a stage that she is needed of a double lung transplant to save her life.  

 A donor was found and Kayla was able to have the double lung transplant she needed to survive and is now attending college.  Even though she was fully insured, out of pocket expenses are around $100,000. The Rotary Club of Mill Creek was honored to present a small donation towards her out of pocket expenses.