[Stephen Matthews | Daily Mail]

‘I’m 27, an age I never thought I would get to see but due to miracles from medical practitioners and my donors I have been kept here to enjoy what have been the best years of my life, experiencing things I could barely of dreamed of.

A pole dancer who became the face of organ donation after starring in a documentary has revealed she has just months to live.

Kirstie Tancock, 27, from Honiton, Devon, has suffered from cystic fibrosis since she was born and has since had two double lung transplants. 

But in a heartbreaking blog, she says she has suffered her second chronic rejection and is now too ill to receive a third lifesaving operation.

She is now preparing to leave hospital and spend her final days at home with her husband Stuart and the rest of her friends and family.

Mrs Tancock, who starred in ‘Love on the Transplant List’, said in her blog that she has come to terms with her fate and just hopes she has left her mark on the world.

She wrote: ‘Every song has an ending, every book has to close, my story is coming to its finale and I’m here to tell you all just how beautiful it all was.

‘I’m 27, an age I never thought I would get to see but due to miracles from medical practitioners and my donors I have been kept here to enjoy what have been the best years of my life, experiencing things I could barely of dreamed of.

‘I’m so grateful for every extra second I’ve had with my family, friends and all the amazing people I met and those I got to teach and lives I got to influence, mostly I hope for the better.

‘I always wanted to make a difference with my life, leave a positive impact on the earth. I like to think I have done that.’

Suffering from cystic fibrosis since birth, she was given her second chance of life in 2011 when she underwent a double lung transplant when she was just minutes from death.

Her road to transplant – which included walking down the aisle just three weeks before her match was found – became the focus of the feature length BBC documentary.


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