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Doris’ lifelong battle with cystic fibrosis, which included needing oxygen 24/7, hasn’t kept her from becoming a legend in her elementary school in Menlo Park. She is known as “The Lipstick Girl”— as she never leaves the house without a layer of her favorite gloss.

Doris will never forget June 3, 2014, the day she received the call from pulmonologist Carlos Milla, MD: a set of donor lungs became available, only two weeks before her 9th birthday. “I was praying to get a lung transplant before my birthday. When I got the call, I was crying and scared and happy all together,” she says. After her double lung transplant, Doris was able to take deep breaths for the first time in her life.