Breath of Life for Charlie

$410 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 15 months
We all have super heroes, for some they are from Marvel or D.C., for some it's their Mother or Father, for me it is my older brother Charlie! Even though we were born 13 months apart we love each other as if we were twins. And to see my brother suffering from this inherited lung disease is like seeing Superman buckle to his knees from kryptonite.
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?
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UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

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!
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On Thursday, 5/18/2017, Charlie received the call that a potential donor was available. We traveled to the Cleveland Clinic in Cleveland, Ohio and after hours of testing and waiting, he was taken to surgery. The surgery was an amazing success and Charlie is recovering in the transplant step-down ward. But the fight is not over he will be on a regiment of anti-rejection medication for the rest of his life. Thank you to everyone who has donated, and prayed for him, but he still needs both of them to continue, so please pray for Charlie, and if you can, consider a donation. Thank you all and God Bless.
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Friends and family, please consider helping Charlie with a donation of any size, it all adds up! Thank you so much!
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Thank you all so much for caring, sharing, and giving! We are so very lucky to have you all as friends and family! Please continue to keep Charlie in your thoughts and prayers! Gob Bless you all and have a great day!
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Lettie Lisowski
15 months ago

Special thank you to those who have donated to Charlie's fight for life. We really appreciate you! Blessings Lettie

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$410 of $15,000 goal

Raised by 8 people in 15 months
Created March 14, 2017
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BS
$50
Banner Supply
15 months ago
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Chuck We will keep you in our prayers

RR
$10
Rima Rafidi-Kern
15 months ago
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Sorry not much money but many prayers and best wishes to you. I am a friend of your brother.

PR
$50
Paul & Sylvia Rainey
15 months ago
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I love you brother. God is in control and He is the only true healer.

BN
$100
Bob & Mary Noble
15 months ago
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We're praying for you Charlie! God has heard all our prayers. Blessings are coming to you. Healing is coming to you. God is with you!

JH
$50
Jeff Huzicka
15 months ago
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Not much but hope it helps. You got this!!

CD
$50
Chuck Davis
15 months ago
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Good luck Charlie.. don't give up the fight stay strong.!! Chuck,Deborah,Jacob.

AD
$50
Angelo DeFrank
15 months ago
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Best wishes for a complete recovery, and a long happy life.

Lettie Lisowski
15 months ago

Special thank you to those who have donated to Charlie's fight for life. We really appreciate you! Blessings Lettie

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