As a very long term board user i come on here to share the very sad news the Rachel Wakefield lost her battle for life yesterday and has now gained her angel wings.

I first met Rachy in the very early days of her illness before she had a full diagnosis of interstitial lung disease when she came on here for support for her asthma -I was then lucky enough to spend time as an in patient with her at the Brompton.

Rachel had a double lung transplant last year and initially did very well but then things went wrong. but throught her illness she remained a very happy smily and thoughtful young lady campaigning endlessly for organ donation and being an ambassador for Live life Then Give Life an amazing charity concerned with organ donation.

I know that many of the board users wouldnt have known Rachy but I still felt that I should share the news as she was such an inspirational woman who has certainly given me the strength to fighht when things have been rough and she will continue to do so.

Rest in Peace Rachel xxxxxx Breath Easy now hun and fly free xxxxx

14 Replies

  • Sorry to hear about Rachel,love to all her family at this devastating time.Rest in peace Rachy xxx

  • My prayers for her family/friends sorry Rachel lost her fight. Thank you for posting this.


  • Very sorry to hear this. Condolences to her family and friends.

  • Rachy was amazing. Such stamina and such grace. Bless her.

  • Having been one of the fortunate people to have met Rachael, I can honestly say she never stopped smiling. She'll always be in my thoughts and memories.

    Love to her parents, Lynn and Phil at this terrible time.

    R.I.P Rach, Breathe Easy Now Hun.

  • My thoughts and prayers are with Rachel's family at this very sad time.

  • Unfortunately I never had a chance to meet Rachel but she sounds like an amazing person. RIP Rachel and my thoughts are with your family.

  • I knew of Rachy through friends on the CF Forum. She really was an inspiration. Breathe Easy Rachy. My thoughts are with her family and friends.

  • poor rachel and her family. thoughts with them all x

  • So sorry to hear this sad news. My thoughts are with Rachel's family and friends. RIP Rachel.x

    Love Diane.x

  • my thoughts and prayers go out to Rachel, her fqmily and friends at this difficult time. RIP

  • Rachael was a true inspiration to all of us, always smiling whatever life threw at her.

    She did so much campaigning for organ donation. Live Life then Give Life.

    We must continue this legacy..........

    Will miss her...

    Love & sympathy to her family



  • I am very lucky to of known Rachael, she was and always will be my hero. RIP my special friend xxxxxxxxxx i miss you so much!

  • R.I.P Rachel god bless you and you were such a brave young lady you fly high with your angel wings sleep tight hugs to your family and friends xxxxxxxxx

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