Breath of Life for Charlie
You see Charlie was born with Alpha 1 Antitrypsin Deficiency, it's the lack of a protein that protects the lungs and liver. It is not a very well known or popular disease so it does not receive much attention. It is slowly killing his lungs, to the point where a once very physically fit young man is now unable to walk across a room without the aid of a lot of oxygen. And the periods between his hospital stays for lung infection grow closer together. Without a lung transplant he will die.
The good news is after a lengthy battery of tests at the Cleveland Clinic, Charlie is very close to being accepted into the lung transplant program! That is why we are raising money. You see expenses outside of the hospital post surgery are not all covered. So, as part of agreeing to participating in the lung transplant program we are being asked to raise our share of those expenses. I am trusting that there is plenty of love for Charlie that this simple task can be met! Please would you consider helping me to save my Super Hero?
Chuck (Charlie) is today on day (4) of absolutely no oxygen assisted breathing!! Praise God!! He has walked hundreds of feet and even climbed some steps without oxygen!!! He is slated to be released today or tomorrow and will be staying in Cleveland at the Transplant House with Lettie until next Friday. He has doctors appointments Wednesday and Thursday and I will keep everyone updated as to the results! He is working through the pain and adjusting to his many medications. Thank you all in advance for your continued kind thoughts and prayers!