FRESH AIR - HELP JEFF FIGHT CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Dear Friends and Family of Jeff Sharp -  Most of you know that Jeff has been surviving with Cystic Fibrosis since he was diagnosed at 17.  Jeff is now 48 years old and one of the longest surviving CF patients in the state of Missouri (and probably the U.S., we’re not sure). Jeff is a tough guy but the last year or so he has needed to be even tougher.  On March 14th of 2019 Jeff suffered a stroke as a result of cystic fibrosis complications related to the medications he takes. While he’s done well fighting his way back from that event, Jeff needs two healthy lungs and a new liver to replace the one that has been filtering all these CF drugs he’s been taking for so many years. Jeff is now a candidate for a lung and liver transplant and has recently been listed on the UNOS transplant waiting list.  This surgery, Combined Lung with Liver Transplant, is extremely rare and only performed at three medical centers nationwide. We are very fortunate that this can be done at Barnes Jewish Hospital. We’re excited, scared and hopeful about these possible transplants but it will be life changing in many ways. Jeff and Sarah will be required to temporarily relocate within 30 miles of Barnes Jewish Hospital for several months after the surgery for continued care and rehabilitation. This means Sarah will take a leave of absence from her job to care for Jeff and they will need to support themselves while they recover from this major surgery. Jeff is a hunter, an outdoorsman and a guy who lives life to the fullest. He needs to be able to do that again. We all take for granted the fresh air we breathe every day. Please help Jeff and his family with their fight.  - With Our Thanks - Jeff's Family

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Sarah Bemboom-Sharp 
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Jefferson City, MO
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