Carrie Shellhammer, Organ Recipient

Double lung transplant recipient Carrie Shellhammer went from planning her funeral, to planning her wedding, thanks to the gift of life. The 31-year-old married Zachary Chown on the shores of Lake Tahoe. It was a day of real joy and talk of miracles. That’s because just five years before, when she was dying in the hospital, Carrie and her mother were planning her funeral – and even chose songs they wanted there. But, those songs were instead played at her wedding.