Cody's New Lungs

Cody has Cystic Fibrosis - a fatal genetic disease.  At his diagnosis at 18 months, the average life expectancy was 18.  He is now a mature 20 year old young man who has experienced too much pain in his life, yet still stays positive and strong with hope for his future.  Much of his life has been spent in hospitals fighting lung infections (close to 100 hospitalizations) and now that he is older, he is trying to be responsible for his own medications and expenses. He has lost his BCMH (Bureau for Children With Medical Handicaps) coverage and has not been able to hold jobs due to his hospitalizations and declining lung function.  

Now he begins his journey for the gift of new lungs from an angel.  New lungs will not have the disease and it will be his first full breath since he was a baby.  It will also give him a future full of career and family and hope.  Cody has chosen Nationwide Childrens Hospital for his lung transplantation and has been listed as of November 21st, 2017.  And now we await the call.  When he receives his new lungs and during his long recovery he will be traveling over an hour and half 3 times a week for follow up visits for months.  Any money raised will help with gas, car expenses, meals and medicine co-pays.  His girlfriend Kat has been by his side ever since they met this past spring and has not missed a night in the hospital (3 hospitalizations since) sleeping on that lovely hard couch beside his bed.  This money will also help with her meals and expenses at the Ronald McDonald house during his hospitalization and recovery.

If you feel inclined to help him on this journey, I know Cody (and I his momma) would be eternally grateful.  He is my hero, and the strongest person I know.

Please consider being an organ donor.  It will save my son's life, and many other children like him.

xo Kimberly & Cody
New Bremen, OH



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Kimberly Oen 
New Bremen, OH
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