Three years ago, Ash was diagnosed with interstitial lung disease. A degenerative disease of the lungs with no cure. By the end of 2019 Ash was advised that he would need a lung transplant to live.
Following extensive testing and two months on the waitlist, Ash underwent a bi-lateral lung transplant in November 2020. He is now recovering in Sydney, where he will stay for monitoring until allowed to return home to Canberra in February.
“I’m so grateful for this gift of life” says Ash.
“I am recovering well and although there is a very long road ahead, I remain extremely positive.
I’m getting stronger each day. This week I walked over 10,000 steps. Eight weeks ago I couldn’t even walk 10 steps! Just breathing is sheer bliss”, he said.