Wanda Kok, 58, was born with a rare genetic lung disease called immotile cilia syndrome. In Nov. 2014, she was told she would need a double lung transplant. Through the process Wanda says she learned how to choose joy. On Dec. 4, 2015 Wanda underwent a double lung transplant at Spectrum Health Butterworth hospital. Just days later she began to feel herself recover. “I felt fantastic,” she remembered. Shortly after the transplant, Wanda had a stroke in the ICU, but refused to give up the fight. She didn’t waver, even after a fall fractured her back in five places, or when she developed post-transplant lymphoproliferative disorder. Despite all the bumps along the road, Wanda keeps moving forward. Wanda gains her strength from her solid faith. Wanda hasn’t let the disease slow her down. She takes boxing classes at TILE Boxing Club Kentwood 4 days a week.

Wanda is an encouragement to everyone at TITLE Boxing Club Kentwood!