Debbie Cheramie, of Morgan City, La., has been living in Galveston for almost a year, after undergoing a double-lung transplant at UTMB’s Texas Transplant Center. “During this holiday season, people reflect on the blessings the year has given them. I have much to be thankful for; I have a new lease on life and am liberated from the suffering of my old lungs. I have gotten exceptional care at the University of Texas Medical Branch.”