Rusty's Medical Fund

My name is Rusty Taylor. I spent over 20 years doing home and industrial painting. In 2007 at the age of 46, I was unable to continue working because of my severe COPD. My lung function was at a 31%. Now I am at the end stage of respiratory failure with only 19% lung function. 

I went through 17 months of testing at the University of Chicago. I was near the end of the all testing to be put on the list for a bilateral lung transplant. At that time, I was denied because of diastolic disfunction (cardiac issues). After getting turned down from other institutes I finally have an appointment to get a second opinion at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota in December. I will have 6 days of testing before finding out if I will be placed on a lung transplant list. 

Insurance only covers certain things. Traveling expenses and some medical expenses/co-payments are not covered. I would appreciate any help you may be able to give. No gift is too small. If everyone could send prayers and share this for me, my family and I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you and God Bless

  • Carla Henderson 
    • $20 
    • 44 mos
  • Natalie Pollizze 
    • $100 
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 45 mos
  • Kristi S.  
    • $20 (Offline)
    • 45 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $250 
    • 45 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Jessi Angotti 
Organizer
Glasford, IL
Gloria Taylor 
Beneficiary
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