Jim Weber Lung Transplant Fund

$7,095 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 35 people in 37 months
Greetings from the Weber family: Jim, Stacy, Abbey,
and Livvi.

Jim works for the Uftring Auto Group.  Stacy is a stay at home mom and home school teacher for Abbey    and Livvi.

In 2006, Jim began having some respiratory problems. After several tests and medications part of his right lung was removed.  At that time, he was diagnosed with Eosinophillic Pneumonia, which is normally treated and controlled with a drug called prednisone. 

Jim's problems persisted.  In 2011 and 2014,  the family spent time with him at Mayo Clinic for more testing and evaluations; but, his diagnosis remained the same.

In 2015, his condition began to worsen and tests showed the pneumonia had turned into Pulmonary Fibrosis. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a disease for which the only cure is a lung transplant.  At that point, Jim was referred to Barnes Jewish Hospital in St Louis,
Missouri.

After a week of testing in January of 2016, the doctors at Barnes Jewish Hospital determined that Jim would probably not live another year without a transplant and the process of a lung transplant was started.

Jim was placed on the National Transplant waiting list on February 10th,  2016.  Jim and his family were told to have their bags packed and be ready for a call at any time, day or night. The doctors said the call will probably happen within the next 90 days. The transplant will require around 14 days in the hospital and at least 3 months of recovery at a rented property in St. Louis, near the hospital.

While Jim has good medical insurance, there will be a considerable amount of out of pocket expenses related to the procedure, as well as anti-rejection medication that will be necessary for the rest of his life.  There
will also be the 3 months of living expenses in St. Louis during his recovery process.

Any money raised from donations will be used for expenses related to the surgery, recovery  and medications.

We don't know all that the future holds but we know that with God all things are possible.

Jim and his family would like to  say Thank You to everyone for their prayers, help and donations.

Philippians 4:13
I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.

God Bless You
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We finally got home from St Louis Wednesday evening!
The lung transplant was successful with few setbacks.
Unfortunately since getting home I've been having trouble breathing and found out today that I have an airway infection.
They are going to treat it here with 14 days of home I V infusion.

Thank you for prayers and donations.

Jim
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I am still recovering in St Louis with the help of my wonderful wife and daughters and several doctors, nurses, and therapists. We have had a few set backs but for the most part I am doing great. I had a visit from a great friend Chuck Johnson Saturday. He brought me a banner signed by friends and coworkers. I was overwhelmed. Thanks to everyone for thoughts and prayers.
Way cool banner!
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It has been 1 month since my lung transplant and things are going well. There have been a few set backs but the Lord has led us through them. I have a blood infection now but they say medication will take care of it. I didn't realize how much this kind of surgery takes out of you. Therapy ads to the fatigue but it is necessary.
Thanks for prayers and support.
Jim
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Jim Weber has had his lung transplant and is recovering now. There were some issues but God has blessed him with a successful transplant. He will require three months of therapy. Please pray for good results. Thanks and God Bless
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Angie Rassi Woods
34 months ago

We have a great God!! Praying for you all always! We love you! The Woods Family!

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Greg James
36 months ago

Good luck Jim., You are in my prayers old friend.

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Jonathan Downing
36 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jim. We will be thinking about and praying for you during your journey through this!

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Raised by 35 people in 37 months
Created February 17, 2016
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Brittney Schoen
30 months ago

Wishing you continued strength and courage as you continue down the path to recovery, Uncle Jim! Your continued progress is just so amazing and inspiring. Sending big hugs and you all will remain in our prayers. Love you!

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Cyndi Smith
34 months ago

Jim, Stacey, Livvi and Abbey, we are encouraged by the news we receive on Jim's progress since the transplant. Please know that you continue to be in our thoughts and prayers as you continue to heal. God Bless. Cyndi, Chip and Carter

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35 months ago
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Dewey Yaeger
36 months ago

You are in our prayers.

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Bob Boehme
36 months ago

Praying for you and your family !

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Ken Scanlin
36 months ago

Our prayers are with you and your family!

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36 months ago
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Angie Rassi Woods
34 months ago

We have a great God!! Praying for you all always! We love you! The Woods Family!

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Greg James
36 months ago

Good luck Jim., You are in my prayers old friend.

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Jonathan Downing
36 months ago

Best wishes for a speedy recovery Jim. We will be thinking about and praying for you during your journey through this!

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