Ipswich/Blog: Kerry Thorpe’s moving story - in her own words

COURAGEOUS Kerry Thorpe today pledged: “Dying is not an option for me.”

The 21-year-old cystic fibrosis sufferer – writing exclusively for the Ipswich Star – says she is determined to undergo the double lung transplant which will save her life.

Doctors predict that without the operation, Kerry has little more than a year to live.

“I will continue fighting with every breath in my body,” she said.

“I’ve come too far to let it all go.

“I want to breathe without pain, without restriction.

“I don’t just want to exist anymore.

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“But mostly, I don’t want to spend the rest of my life dying, however long or short it may be.”

To read Kerry’s moving blog in full, click on the link at the top right hand corner of the page.