CU performs rare transplant

"It's like I'm a completely new person," said transplant patient Shaun McCabe. "I'm relieved I decided to take the risk."

The successful 12-hour surgery on March 10 effectively has cured the cystic fibrosis, but the danger remains that one or more transplanted organs could be rejected, said Dr. Michael Weyant, the cardiothoracic surgeon who led the lung transplant team.