Please Help Me Breathe Again

Hello, my name is Sharon Christian, Im 53 years old, I was diognosed with COPD and Emphysema at the age of 38. As time has passed the disease has progressed. I started oxygen therapy in 2009. My daily activities that most take for granted, showering, dressing, cooking, cleaning, grocery shopping, etc....... are very taxing and take a lot more time and effort then those with healthy lungs.  There are only two procedures that can help me. Stem Cell Therapy and Lung Transplant.

I would like to do Stem Cell Therapy. This is how Stem Cell Therapy  works. Adult, Autologous (taken from your own blood or bone marrow) stem cells are unspecialized cells that are capable of differentiating into any various types of tissue including lung tissue. This will improve pulmonary function slowing down the progression of my disease, may even eliminate oxygen therapy for many years and improve the patient, my quality of life. Unfortunetly this is not covered by medical insurance.There is only one other alternative to Stem Cell and that is Lung Transplant, which consists of finding a match, skin, blood etc..... and the person donating the lungs would have to die first. My body could even reject them and in that case you know the outcome.

In the photo above you see oxygen tanks, these are what I use when I go places.  Each tank only last me up to 2 hours, so if Im going to go anywhere, I need to transport extra tanks in my vehicle.  Going out with others is sometimes hard, because they worry about the oxygen tanks being in their cars.  At home I have a 25 foot cord attatched to me which also makes it hare to do normal everyday things. Please find it in your hearts to help me breathe again.
                            Sharon Christian


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Sharon Christian 
Agawam, MA
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