Balloon ride wish for cystic fibrosis patient
A seriously ill young woman who has included a hot air balloon ride as one of the items on her “bucket list”.
Sonny Lang is suffering with cystic fibrosis to cope with, and said that she would like to go on a hot air balloon ride after having her request for an organ donation rejected by doctors. Anna, her mother, has said:
“Sonny was the youngest cystic fibrosis patient ever to get a heart and lung transplant and there was a lot of buzz around it at the time. Doctors told us to be careful as it could fail at any time during the first year but they also said she would only survive for a maximum of to ten years.”
Ms. Lang has not let her illness define her because as well as wanting to enjoy ballooning, she has expressed the intention of helping in elephant conservation. She has also said that she wants to be a spectator at WWE wrestling event in Leeds, but the location of the possible balloon trip has not been disclosed.
The 22-year-old has also stated that she would like to take driving lessons and drive a car. In addition, she has the aspiration of going to Florida. Finally, she has said that she would like to have a session with a make-up artist.
Her mother has said that her daughter’s positive attitude and setting goals for herself has been beneficial to her health.