For the past 6 years, my dad has battled various health conditions caused by a misdiagnosed heart attack. In November he was diagnosed with ARDS (Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome) which consists of Pulmonary Fibrosis and emphysema. Pulmonary fibrosis is a condition where the lung tissue becomes thickened, stiff and scarred which makes breathing very difficult for him but also prevents his lungs from transferring oxygen to the rest of his body affecting his other major organs. There is no cure or treatment for this condition. My dad is very fortunate to be in really great health otherwise, that after over 6 months of testing, he has finally been accepted by the transplant group.
To be listed with the transplant group, it is required that he is no more than 3 hours from the hospital and has had to temporarily relocate to Houston until released once he receives transplant. What a great honor and blessing to be a recipient of such a wonderful gift. We do recognize however that the expenses of being away from home and medical bills continue to come in. We ask for your continued prayers but also any donations, large or small to help my mom and dad during this time.
Thank you once again for the continued prayers and blessings.
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