Please help Ben Everts recover from his double lung transplant!
On March 2, 2015 Ben Everts was given the gift of life and received a double-lung transplant at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, Texas. Ben required this transplant because of genetic disorder called Cystic Fibrosis (CF). Although this disease primarily affects the lungs, this life threatening illness causes many complications to numerous organ systems including the pancreas, intestine, and heart. People who have CF suffer from chronic bronchitis, frequent episodes of pneumonia, digestive issues, diabetes, and chronic shortness of breath. There is no known cure for CF. As CF patients get older they experience a decrease in lung function which ultimately requires a lung transplant.
Ben grew up in Brownwood, Texas and attended Brownwood High School where he was an accomplished percussionist. He has a great love for music, fishing, and the Dallas Mavericks. He attended the University of North Texas and Tarleton State University.
Although Ben was very fortunate to receive the lung transplant, his healing has only begun. He currently lives in Dublin, Texas but will have to reside 120 miles away in the Dallas area for the next 6-12 weeks so that his team of physicians can closely monitor his progress. As you can imagine this event is not only very physically demanding but financially difficult as well.
Ben has a great support system with many friends and family members who are helping him get back on his feet, but any financial assistance would also be greatly appreciated. Funds raised will help pay for medical expenses and his day-to-day living expenses while his health and strength continue to improve. Any amount helps! If you can't give financially please say a prayer and feel free to wish him a speedy recovery!