LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Katlin Prager was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis when she was two weeks old. Since 2009 she's spent weeks in and out of the hospital. Her family says insurance won't pay for a lung transplant so they're looking to the public for help.
Cystic Fibrosis is a life-threatening disorder that produces mucus build-up in the body; especially in the lungs. Prager also has an infection called Cepacia which makes it even more difficult to breath.
Her doctors say a lung transplant is the only way to rid her body of the infection.
Katlin's husband, Dalton, was also diagnosed with cystic fibrosis but this past winter received a lung transplant.
Due to the infection still in her lungs, Katlin and Dalton can't even be in the same room together at the risk of getting Dalton sick.
"She's only 24-years-old and she would like to go back to school and get her bachelor's degree, and she would like to learn how to hip-hop dance," Katlin's mother Debra Donovan said. "She just has a lot of hopes and dreams and she just wants to be like her friends, like other 24-year-olds, and go out and maybe party a little and just do what all the kids do."
Katlin's family is aiming to raise $50,000 for the lung transplant procedure.