Before I had any type of lung disease, I was very active. About 15 years ago, I was diagnosed with genetic COPD. Because of that, I continued to lose lung function, and it’s very difficult to breathe. I ended up getting a double lung transplant three and a half years ago. About 4 months out, I started kayaking and biking and building decks and back to a normal life. My medical team told me if I happen to get the flu, that I could possibly die. I could go into rejection, and maybe the mildest is that I would get very sick. Recovery could take a long time. I am really proactive with my healthcare. Make sure I wash my hands, cover my cough. Also made sure that I had my flu shot every year. I want to stay healthy to enjoy life. I love hanging out with my family and friends, my new grandkids, and also my donor’s family. I enjoy riding my bike just to have that freedom. The gift that I got to be able to breathe again with ease. My name is Brian and I make sure I get MyShot. If you are 50 years of age and older or have a chronic health condition, ask your doctor, “Why am I at greater risk if I get the flu?” and “What flu shot options might be right for me?” Go to GetMyShot.org to learn more.