Mike Adams
Donate Life Ambassador

On Thanksgiving eve 2002, Michael Adams sat in a recliner with an oxygen cannula in his nose, receiving eight liters of oxygen and gasping for air. With only 17 percent lung function, he had end-stage cystic fibrosis. That night he was admitted to the hospital because he didn’t want to die at home. On December 5, his pastor read him his last rites. The next morning, he received the call that he had waited for more than two years – a pair of lungs was now available.

Since his double lung transplant in 2002, Michael has traveled all over the world, enjoys kayaking and playing tennis. He participated in the 2004 U.S. Transplant Games, medaling in men’s tennis. He has a deep bond with the mother of his organ donor, Tory Howe Lynch, a 15-year-old boy who was gunned down while waiting for choir practice on the church steps.