SPRAGGS, Pa. (KDKA) — April is Organ Donation Awareness Month, and one local family is on a mission to save their daughter and to educate others about life-saving transplants.

Morgan Yoney, 21, from Spraggs, Greene County, is battling Cystic Fibrosis. She had a double lung and liver transplant in 2010, but her body later rejected the lungs.

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Now, she’s on the transplant list again at UPMC and the situation is dire.

“Without a transplant, I’m not going to be able to survive,” Morgan told KDKA’s Kym Gable. “I’m only 21 and there’s so many things I want to do and… there’s just nothing else we can do.”

The family took to social media, and the word started to spread the old-fashioned way, too.

The owners of Studio Raw in the North Hills saw Morgan’s story and started asking local business owners to display signs asking for O Positive lungs for Morgan.
Morgan is on the conventional transplant list at the hospital, but the family is also looking into direct donations.

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“I’ve just been so thankful for everyone who helped out,” said Morgan.

You can learn more about Morgan’s journey and organ donation on her Facebook page: Morgan’s Army.

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Her mom continues to be amazed by Morgan’s attitude through her struggles.

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“She has beat the odds so many times and I’m really proud of how she lives every day,” she said. “She’s happy. She’s smiling all the time. She’s positive.”