UPDATE: Parkersburg man battling Cystic Fibrosis receives donor and is now recovering

PARKERSBURG, W.Va. (WTAP) - UPDATE: 10/19/2017 4:30 p.m.

Wyatt’s family wish came true when he received a donor in September.

Wyatt’s mom says his condition and medical needs forced the family to move to Pittsburgh, to be closer to the hospital.

She says it's a slow process, but Wyatt stays positive, especially, when he receives cards from his community.

Carolyn Smith says, "He has worked very hard on the equipment; he's still on a ventilator. He's working hard to get off of that ventilator. He's lost a lot of weight. He's so tiny. He's going to be here for a while."

If anyone wants to send cards to Wyatt, they can do so at, 631 College Street Apt. 1, Pittsburgh, Pa.

Wyatt Smith, 22, of Parkersburg, is back in the hospital on a ventilator, awaiting a lung transplant, according to his mother.

Smith has been has been battling Cystic Fibrosis since he was a child.

He is well known in the Mid-Ohio Valley for his positive spirit, and his love for football and fishing.

Wyatt’s mother also says he just turned 22 years old on August 8th and he spent this birthday in the hospital.

With Wyatt’s critical condition doctors have placed him at the top of the lung transplant list.

Carolyn Smith says, “He just is my hero, and he’s suffering. I don’t know a better human being then Wyatt, and I certainly don’t know anyone more deserving. Not to say that other people aren’t, I don’t mean it like that. But, he is truly pure.”

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