This year that has not been the case, at the end of 2019, I found myself again dealing with the effects of ILD. After months of doctor and hospital visits they were finally able to determine the extent of damage to my lungs. The scarring in my lungs has progressed quite significantly and my lung capacity continues to deteriorate. Doctors have been able to slow the scarring but it cannot be reversed. I'm now on an oxygen machine and struggle to breathe on my own for more than a few minutes. My doctors have placed me on the lung transplant list and I'm currently waiting for the call notifying me they've found a donor. The truth is without the transplant I won't survive.
I lost my job in July and I'm currently unable to work and struggling to make ends meet. My family has been very supportive but it's been difficult for us all, emotionally as well as financially. We're still in the initial steps of this process and
once I receive the transplant, I'll need at least 6 months to fully recuperate. I'm asking for your support to help cover my medical and living expenses.
Thank you all for your kindness.
- Nawal Bendris
- Olga Gonzales
- Marisa Serrano
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