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Over the past months and years, we've covered the story of Kirstie Tancock, the cystic fibrosis sufferer who has battled with her illness, and inspired others with her bravery.
Recently she suffered a huge setback and was told by doctors that she had just two weeks to live. But she refused to give in, and after a second double lung transplant is again living life to the full. Jacquie Bird has been to meet her.
Kirstie Tancock has sent us these pictures of her in hospital just three days after having her second double lung transplant at the weekend after going into chronic rejection.
Kirstie became the poster girl for organ donation after having a double lung transplant two years ago.
Amazingly after being just weeks from death she is already breathing on her own with her new lungs and out of intensive care.
Transplant patient Kirstie Tancock from Honiton is recovering after a second lung transplant.
Kirstie was sitting up in her hospital bed last night and able to enjoy a meal.
She underwent surgery in London on Saturday after her body rejected the organs she received in 2011.
A transplant patient from Honiton is undergoing a second lung transplant.
Kirstie Tancock, who we featured earlier this year getting people to sign up to the donor register, has cystic fibrosis.
She had surgery in 2011 but her body has rejected the new organs.
She's been told she only has two weeks to live but today's operation could save her life.
An 22-year-old woman who has Cystic Fibrosis is about to take on a 180 mile charity bike ride. Kirstie Tancok from Devon had a double lung transplant a year ago which saved her life. Today, she is cycling from Royal Devon and Exeter Hospital to Harefield Hospital in London.
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Two friends from Devon have celebrated their first healthy Christmas since surviving a deadly lung disease.
Kirstie Tancock, who just a year ago had a double lung transplant, is about to take on a 180 mile charity bike ride.