Caleigh Haber

Orange County, CA

Born and raised along the shoreline of California, Caleigh has spent the last decade living in San Francisco. Diagnosed at birth with cystic fibrosis, Caleigh maintained her health through sports and social activities. Despite her best efforts to balance health, career, and happiness, she found herself battling diabetes and end-stage lung disease, frequently hospitalized, sustaining nutrition through a feeding tube, breathing with the help of supplemental oxygen and bi-pap and in need of a double lung transplant. In order to financially and mentally survive the isolating nature of her situation she began chronically her journey and beginning her own legacy through her blog and now foundation, Fight2Breathe. A year after her first transplant, Caleigh experienced severe rejection and was in desperate need for a second life-saving double lung transplant. She moved to Los Angeles and spent 6 months living in the hospital while waiting for her surgery. Since receiving her new lungs, she lives an independent and successful life achieving new goals every day – including being a wish granter for the Make A Wish Foundation and public speaking for other organizations such as the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Global Genes, One Legacy, Donate Life, and Sick Chicks. She celebrates others through helping those who are in similar situations any way possible.