Phyllis's Lung Transplant Expenses
Phyllis was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis. This is and incurable disease that hardens the lungs. The only chance for survival is a lung transplant.
Immediately the family chose Jewish Hospital in Louisville Kentucky to start the long and painful process of getting on the transplant list. After 3 years of waiting and deteriorating health, Phyllis was finally put on the list. Then the testing began with numerous 150 mile roundtrips to Louisville, doctor visits, hospital stays and lots of sleepless nights.
Today she is 5 years out from that diagnosis. Today she is first on the list to recieve a lung in her blood type. Her team of doctor's says her transplant could be as soon as 2 weeks. They also say that if in six months this does not happen she will lose her fight with this horrible disease.
We are telling you all of this because we are dear friends of Tina, Phyllis and her family. As we all know expenses in dealing with such a debilitating disease are numerous. Any amount you can find in your heart to donate will help tremendously. Endless trips and time off work have already taken a toll. God has already blessed this family by having Phyllis as a part of it. They hold fast to their faith that He will allow them to keep her in it.
Thank you for taking the time to read this story. If you are not able to donate we ask that you keep Phyllis in your prayers.
Anyway back to Mom I pray that everything goes smooth for her tomorrow. I hope that I can get on here and tell you all great news without any hiccups!! God bless all!
I had a double lung transplant 12 years ago at IU/ Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and still going very strong. I do not have diabetes and most people do not develop diabetes from the prednisone (steroid). Hopefully, she won't develop it and can enjoy a very normal life after transplant.