Organ and Tissue Authority

'The greatest gift one human can give to another'

Article Date: 

Tuesday, May 4, 2021

After 28 years battling Cystic Fibrosis, Cody Sheehan became the recipient of a double lung and liver transplant. This was - in his words - “the greatest gift one human can give to another”.

In the seventh episode of Let’s Talk Organ and Tissue Donation, podcast host Michael Billings speaks to Cody about his difficult journey through chronic illness, to receiving “the greatest gift” from an organ donor and their family.

Their gift has inspired Cody to live his life enthusiastically and to the fullest, and bring joy and hope to others in the CF community through his work with The CF Avengers.

“I have huge enthusiasm for living every day to the max and squeezing the quintessence out of life. To go from being so ill, to not being ill, is quite an extraordinary thing,” says Cody.

Stories of strength and resilience amid adversity are being showcased in the new podcast series produced by our DonateLife Victoria team.

The podcast is now available on Apple Podcasts | Spotify | Google Podcasts