Lungs for Life
By: Wendy Ray
(Dexter, MO)--Most teenagers' minds usually revolve around school, sports, or other hobbies. All of those things are important to 16-year-old Savannah Snider, but this Dexter teenager has her mind set on something much bigger. Getting herself healthy for a double lung transplant. Savannah was born with Cystic Fibrosis , a disease that produces a thick mucous in her lungs, eventually deteriorating them. Her only hope left, is a lung transplant. She's on the top of transplant list, now all she can do is wait.
The benefit concert for Savannah will be this Saturday, February first, at 7:30 in the Dexter High School gym. Tickets are five dollars to see Steelhorse, a local band. All the money raised will go to the Lungs for Life fund for Savannah. Savannah's family has insurance, but it doesn't cover everything. The surgery may cost close to $700,000. Savannah's going to St. Louis Monday to be evaluated, and she if her body's ready for the transplant.