As a Cystic Fibrosis patient, Jesse has spent his life testing miracles. At 27, He was very blessed in receiving an initial double lung transplant after years of fighting for each breath, with no ability to live a fulfilling life.
The initial double lung transplant gifted him 9 amazing years of building a family, a life, and memories. It gave him the chance to find love and marry his incredible wife Kristin. With the odds stacked overwhelmingly against them, they achieved the miracle of healthy twins, a charming boy, Harvey, and a delightful daughter, Charlie.
Just after celebrating the twins first Christmas, Jesse began having difficulty breathing. In just 3 short months, Jesse went from being an active Husband, Father, and successful Manager, to continuously requiring six liters of oxygen to breath. His lungs are failing him and he needs another transplant.
After testing and meeting with his original transplant team, Jesse was advised he had a poor prognosis and did not qualify to be placed on the donor list.
As the most recent miracle began to unfold, a connection was made with a hospital in Phoenix that has an established history in providing successful lung transplants in high-risk cases such as Jesse's. They have reached out and want to give Jesse a 3rd chance at life!
Jesse is traveling by air ambulance from Portland to Phoenix, to begin the process to receive a Double Lung Retransplant. Kristin will travel to Phoenix as well and continue to be his rock for preparation, and receiving the lung transplant. After his transplant, the twins will join Mom and Dad in Phoenix for his recovery. While he has exceptional insurance, there are still many expenses they will need assistance with.
The sole focus, and time commitment at this point is Jesse’s care and getting him through this so he can come home to make more memories with his beautiful family! Please be a part of this miracle, by helping to cover their travel and living expenses not covered by insurance to ensure his progress is their only concern.
- Nancy Metrick
- Molly Wentworth
- Pam Tishendorf
- Linda Chaney
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