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According to Ashley Lindgren, her favorite color is pink and she’s “obsessed with everything that sparkles.” For the people that know her best though, Lindgren herself is the little bit of sparkle in their day.
“Making friends with young and old alike is her biggest strength and a smile is all you will ever see on her face,” said her husband Tyrel Suzor-Hoy.
Born with polycystic kidney disease, Lindgren has had her share of hardships. At the young age of 24 years old, she has already undergone two kidney transplants — the first received from her mother and the second from a family friend.
But if anything, her health battles have only made her stronger.
“I’m determined to make the most of the time I have here,” said Lindgren. “Every day outside the hospital and above ground is a blessing and a good day.”
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“Ashley has never once let this hold her back,” said Suzor-Hoy. “She strives every day to inspire others to be the best versions of themselves.”
Lindgren graduated from the University of Montana with a major in theater, a minor in dance,