Woman in need of second double-lung transplant celebrates dream wedding
Just one week after being told that she wasn’t a good candidate for a double-lung transplant, 27-year-old Caleigh Haber scratched plans to celebrate her engagement to Bryan Takayama, and instead married him in a ceremony focused on making the most of the time that they have together.
“Neither of us wanted to waste a day alive not being all in with one another,” Haber, who has cystic fibrosis, told FOX News.
Still swooning over our most perfect day while aiming to bring awareness to Cystic Fibrosis and organ transplant 👰🏻❤️ || “ When Caleigh Haber’s doctors told her two weeks ago that she wasn’t a good candidate for a second double-lung transplant,..It took the 27-yr-old with cystic fibrosis and her fiance, Bryan Takayama, a day to decide they weren’t ready to wave the white flag.“Caleigh looked at me and said, ‘Screw this, I’m not done fighting,’” said Takayama..“She’s been fighting her whole life and she told me, ‘Being home with you gives me reason to fight.’” || The couple made promises last weekend beyond just in sickness and health. “I will never stop fighting to stay alive because I want to continue to share memories with you,” Haber said in her vows. “I promise to not only share your excitement for life, but to do everything I can to amplify it,” he said to her. •“I fell in love with Caleigh because she appreciates everything about life more than anyone and crappy things happen to her every day,” Takayama said. “If we exhaust all options, we will be happy we tried but will focus on the quality of life with the time we have left.” “ #fight2breathe #cysticfibrosis #65roses #curecf #cfawareness #unos #organdonation #donatelife #recycleyourself #doublelungtransplant #organrejection #wedding #love #foreverandalways #caleighsaysbrydo
Harber has already undergone a double-lung transplant, but has spent the past several months fighting as her body rejects the donated organs. About a week ahead of the planned Oct. 28 engagement party, Haber had met with her transplant team to discuss her options and was told that she wasn’t a good candidate for a second surgery. It was then that she and her fiancé, Bryan Takayama, decided to forego the party and get married instead.