Dale Turner's Stem Cell Treatment

$19,465 of $16,000 goal

Raised by 190 people in 12 months
Created September 5, 2017
My dear friend and yours, Dale Turner, found out earlier this year that he has a genetic disorder called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency.  This affects his lungs, and causes COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease).  His right lung is about 90% damaged, and his left lung is also severely damaged.  His only hope is a double lung transplant in the near future, or an attempt at a Stem Cell treatment. 

He has opted for Stem Cell Research Treatment which is not covered by insurance, and is his best option.  The cost of this is significant, and he needs our help raising the funds to obtain this hopeful regeneration of his lungs. 

He uses an oxygen tank day and night to get through his daily life.  When so many of us take our breath for granted, he knows the value of each breath he takes.   

"Let's breathe some life into this fund raising campaign."

The man who takes the time each and every day to welcome us at our favorite yoga studio, with a friendly smile, and with genuine care for us.  Let's give him a little of ourselves to say thank you, and we appreciate all that you do for us.  

He needs our help.  Any donation is appreciated - nothing is to small.  

Time is of the essence - his appointment is September 27th to start his path to recovery. 

"Let's breathe some life into this fund raising campaign."
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Hello! I wanted to take a moment to update you on Dale and his BREATH journey. The Stem Cell Treatment he tried for his disease did not work. His only option now is a double lung transplant.

Last week, Dale was in the hospital undergoing extensive testing to be eligible for a transplant. If all his testing comes back showing he is healthy enough, he will be placed on the transplant list, and he will be on call for surgery at a moments notice.

Dale and Lorraine asked me to share their journey because they know friends and family are concerned with what is going on with them. They feel blessed by each and every one of you. The journey ahead of them is a long one, and they cherish the love from their family and friends.

The money you helped raise for his stem cell treatment is now being redirected towards the hospital bills they are incurring for his transplant.

Thank you for all the love, support, and understanding!

Namaste,

Dana Lodwick
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I just want to take a moment to say Thank You! We reached our goal and then some!! Thank you for your donation, and all the love you have shown to Dale and Lorraine. Today is his treatment, and we will posting updates of his progress. Each and every one of you are a blessing. Namaste - Dana
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We want to say a great big "THANK YOU!" You are an amazing group of supporters, and I can tell you that Dale and Lorraine feel the love. They are overwhelmed with all the blessings and well wishes. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Dale's blood work came back good, so he is on track for his treatment next Wednesday. We will post pictures and updates as he proceeds through this process.

"Let's breathe some life into this fund raising campaign."

Blessings and Hugs, Dana

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Raised by 190 people in 12 months
Created September 5, 2017
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