After Disease Claims Lungs, A New Life Begins With Care Center's Expert Help


All of these diseases are interconnected. With the center, we can share resources. We have a critical mass of doctors, nurses, dieticians and social workers who can closely follow our patients.

-- David Weill, MD, director, Stanford Center for Advanced Lung Disease

As Julian's disease progressed, an oxygen tank became her constant companion. With each passing month, she could do less and needed more oxygen. Since her transplant, Julian has few restrictions on what she can do. She flies, and golfs, bikes, scuba dives and hikes.

Kelly O'Dea, Julian's flying instructor, is another admirer of what Julian's doctor, Glenn Rosen, calls Julian's unique attitude. "She looks at setbacks as challenges, tries new things and lives life to the fullest. She's a great example of someone who is passionate about wanting to enjoy her life."

The last thing I said to the team was, 'I have the utmost confidence in you guys,' and I'll see you on the flip side.

-Jennifer Julian, patient, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

A lot of people don't get second chances. I did.

-Jennifer Julian, patient, Stanford Hospital & Clinics

Julian has made her first solo flight, but has a ways to go before she'll earn her pilot's license from federal officials – there are few transplant patients who've been granted approval, but Weill and Rosen are on her side.