Hollie's Double Lung Transplant Fund

Welcome all to my page! I have Cystic Fibrosis, a genetic chronic illness that I was diagnosed with at birth, both my parents are carriers of the gene. I have two copies of the Delta F508 gene. Cystic Fibrosis affects the whole body but it mostly affects the respiratory system, mainly the lungs, and the digestive system. CF as we call it for short, causes mucous to be super thick and overly produced thus causing reoccurring lung infections which then the areas that had the infection becomes scar tissue and over time this the lungs become so scarred it makes lung capacity become smaller and making it harder to breathe. If you want to know just how hard it really is hold your nose closed and breathe through a straw for about 5 minutes. Pretty difficult after a while huh? Imagine breathing like that all the time because you have no choice otherwise. Also CF makes it hard to digest food so I have to take pancreatic enzymes to help my body digest the nutrients I need. Also I get to eat whatever I want, yes I know that sounds great but actually its not. To me having to eat as many calories as I can in a day can be a hassle and feel more like a job. I have to consume at least 3500 calories a day just to keep weight on and trust I barely weigh over a 100 pounds. My lung function has gone down from 42% to 32% in just 6 months and now it is time to get serious about lung transplant. I am currently not working and haven't in months due to having to go into the hospital once a month because of lung infections so it is up to my husband to support me, my daughter, and him. That being said we don't have much money to spare let alone put back for expenses that come with the transplant process, so I am putting this page up in hopes that people like you can donate to help cover these expenses. Even if its just a dollar, any little bit helps. Why $25,000? I'm just going based off what my doctors told me how much I would need because after transplant I would have to live within an hour of the hospital which is four hours away from my house all the way down in Chapel Hill, NC. Not to mention all the traveling expenses and hotel stays before then while I am having testing done and doctors appointments. So hey what do ya say donate a little, donate a lot, spread the word and share this page. Thank y'all so much!


If you'd like to learn more about Cystic Fibrosis visit the CF Foundation website at www.cff.org

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Organizer

Hollie Peterson 
Organizer
Old Fort, NC
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