Iolan relishes deep breaths, renewed energy

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March 9, 2018 - 12:00 AM

No longer tethered to the bulky oxygen tank she had to take with her pretty much everywhere, Jordan Yocham is enjoying her newfound freedom.

The 19-year-old Iolan returned home Feb. 28 after spending more than 3 1/2 months in St. Louis, where she underwent a double lung transplant in early December.

Jordan suffers from cystic fibrosis, a genetic disorder that compromises her lungs, pancreas and other organs from a build-up of thick, sticky mucus.

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