April 9th, 2016.Samatha was taking her mother Peggy Koehne-Beatty to stat health thinking her mother had pneumonia. Little did they know, it was the beginning of an inherited life threatening disorder with no cure. Peggy is a wife, a mother and a grandma to her grandson Logan, and two infant twin baby girls, Giovanna and Gabriella. Peggy and her husband have worked hard their entire lives. But the roles have since been reversed. A few months back Peggy’s husbands company shut down and laid every employee off, and Peggy, due to cystic fibrosis was unable to drive her school bus for the children she loved dearly. Her daughter Samantha, and son in-law Anthony have been stepping up taking care of the house hold bills, mortgage, her father, her three children, transportation for the family to and from New York Presbyterian in Manhattan and medical expenses. Samantha and her families prayers were answered a few weeks ago when they found out their mother qualified for a lung transplant. Post surgery things were going as expected, until Peggy’s body started to reject the transplant, and the anti-rejection meds were not working.. Now she is fighting a hard battle of rejection. As the weeks have gone by Samatha’s mother has not got any better. She has taken a turn for the worse . One sentence That noone should ever have to hear about their mother or loved one . Her body is slowly shutting down . Her lungs are not working at all. The machines are 150% doing everything to keep her alive and they dont have anything else they can do for her but pray for a miracle . Noone should have to depend on machines to keep them alive. This isnt what she signed up for. She signed up for new lungs. She signed up for a new and improved life. She was doing amazing right after surgery! And now she is fighting for her life The doctors are going to continue the treatments for a few more days and if they dont see improvement, they will be talking about the final steps.
Please keep Peggy Koehne-Beatty Samatha’s mother and family in your prayers as this is the worst news anyone could get.
Any help/donation for Samantha and family be greatly appreciated. Everyone is at a loss right now
- Peter O'Brien
- Philip Giglio
- Hilary Payton
- Vanessa Cruz
- Debra Gippi
Organizer and beneficiary
Stephanie Marie Lombardo - D'Amato