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Holly Bergo once led an active life as a nurse for Cass County Public Health. She had to retire from her job after being diagnosed with a rare, progressive lung disease and now awaits a call for a double lung transplant. (David Samson/The Forum)

A life interrupted: Moorhead nurse waits for double lung transplant

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MOORHEAD - Holly Bergo's new pulmonologist had one word for her after poring over her CT scan: impressive.

He had never seen lungs so ravaged by illness, with an owner who had clung so gamely to her lifestyle.

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That was in 2007, and for more than a year, Bergo kept going: She remained the roving public health nurse known among clients as "Jolly Holly" and the former cheerleader her many friends deemed a "spiritual picker-upper."

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