Addison Man Dies After Two Double Lung Transplants

Catherine Pegram

Updated 1 year ago

A young man from Addison who had two double-lung transplants has died.

22-year-old Brandon Beal passed away at a local hospital.

In a Facebook post, his father says Brandon was surrounded by family and friends.

Brandon was diagnosed with primary pulmonary hypertension when he was just two months.

He underwent a second double lung transplant in 2011 after his body rejected the surgery the first time.

Folks in the community held lots of fundraisers to help Brandon’s family cover medical expenses and trips to Boston Children’s Hospital.

No word yet on funeral services.

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  • cmarkey1961

    Sadden to learn this, though we are strangers I remember reading about Brandon when he went for the first transplant. I have a son with weaken lungs and weaken heart muscles due to Duchenne. Thoughts and hugs to all that knew and loved Brandon!