Gauge Edwards, the Nampa teen who was born with Cystic Fibrosis, had a double lung transplant at the end of May. His lung function dropped to just 18% of normal capacity pre-transplant but this week it's at 84% and rising.
The family is thankful to the anonymous donor who gave Gauge a shot at a normal life.
Now instead of spending hours every day and night getting breathing treatments, he's picnicking, fishing, hitting the beach and walking laps around his parents.
Guage isn't done yet and says there are more things he wants to do, like boogie board and catch sharks.
For now, Gauge and his parents are still in Houston close to the Texas Children's Hospital where the transplant surgery was performed.
They hope to make it home to Nampa very soon where Gauge will continue physical therapy and adjust to his new normal life.
If all goes as planned the Edwards will return to Idaho in September.
To keep up to date with Gauge Edwards and his recovery journey like his Facebook page here.