Cara Cissell Brahm is waiting – and hoping – that some day soon she'll be breathing a little easier.
Since this summer, she has been on the list to receive a double lung transplant.
Cara, 37, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was 10 years old. Two of her sisters (both older) were also diagnosed with the condition.
“It mostly affects the lungs, but it can also affect the digestive system and the pancreas,” she said.
Mindy died in 1999. Another sister, Lisa, received a transplant two and a half years ago.