The best way to describe Emily on “Lung Day” is breathless and beaming. Now what is Lung Day you might ask? For starters, it is not the same thing as Surgery Day. Lung Day was yesterday, February 7th, 2013 – the day before surgery. Miles and Emily filled the day with activities designed to honor the lung that had served her well for 28 years before bidding it farewell. How do you honor a lung? You use it!
No hotel elevator for Emily, only stairs, and no taxi either as they walked to the hospital for the pre-op meeting with Dr. Flores.
Next Emily danced in Central Park to “Dog Days Are Over” from the album Lungs.
From the top of the Empire State Building, Emily shouted for NED!
Then a work out for the lung before dinner.
Emily helped with party plans by blowing up the balloons.
And blew out 28 candles on her favorite red velvet cake all in one breath.
Then Emily entertained everyone with a hilarious dance five minute solo to “I Cry” by Flo Rida.
The plan is to return to NYC next year for Emily’s one year check-up and do it all again, just as well, but with her newly expanded single lung.