Paul Ouimet was diagnosed with Scleroderma in June 2016. Scleroderma is chronic auto-immune disease that involves the hardening and tightening of the skin and connective tissues. Unfortunately along with the external type, Paul was also diagnosed with the even rarer internal Scleroderma as well. This developed into an Interstitial Lung Disease leading Paul to require home oxygen therapy for the past year. With these health issues, Paul was unable to keep working as his body and lungs just couldn't handle it. He was subsequently put on leave where he could focus on getting better. While battling this disease, he recently married his beautiful wife, Tara in July 2017. The two of them are a perfect match and Paul has received much love and support from Tara, his fourteen year old daughter Emily, and his close friends and family.
Paul's health was not getting any better and so on September 11, 2017, with the advice from his doctor; Paul was put on an Organ Transplant list. Thankfully only a short five days later, Paul received a call that a match had been found and he was rushed to Toronto General Hospital. After an eight hour, double-lung transplant surgery, Paul had a new lease on life. The surgery went as well as the doctors had hoped. Paul has had an amazing recovery and was released on October 2nd and is now doing his rehab/physiotherapy in Toronto. Paul's doctors think his stay in Toronto could be as long as three months with the physiotherapy. On top of those expenses, Paul must take medication to fight rejection & infection, some of which are not covered and without working the last while, he has no benefits to cover the costs.
Please consider donating to help out a super guy on his road to recovery. These donations will help Paul and Tara with the rental of a place in Toronto and help with the costs of the medication. All donations are greatly appreciated and donation amounts can be completely confidential if you choose. Also, a quick share on Facebook/Twitter would be greatly appreciated.
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