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Dear Family and Friends,

As some of you may know, in May 2013 Terry fell while he was at work. At the time, we had no idea what was going on, we only knew that he began stumbling, losing strength, and his right eye had begun to droop. He was hospitalized in the intensive care unit for several days when Terry was diagnosed with Myasthenia Gravis, an autoimmune disease that causes severe muscle weakness and fatigue. The medication he took to help manage this chronic illness eventually caused his kidneys to fail. Now, Terry is on dialysis to help his kidney filter out toxins in his body. This is keeping him alive. Terry’s only chance at long term survival is a kidney transplant and we are hopeful that a transplant is in his near future.

Updates (8)

April 27, 2016

Terry laid down his dialysis 3 weeks ago today…..I am so terribly lost but he fought so hard we want to thank each and every one for each and every thing they did we love all of you

February 26, 2016

He’S worse than we thought… going in the leg….no guarantee he can fix valves….have to be opened heart surgery…..may take 3 MO to a year to get full recovery if any…..any other 55 year old with Just heart valve problems like he has a much better chance he’s got myasthenia kidney failure and dialysis against him plus the heart damage he already has and it will be next Friday before he can do it


February 6, 2016

Praying for amazing results in this endeavor Jennifer, anything I can help to help just ask,

Rita Rutherford Luster Akins

November 22, 2015

Praying for both you and Janie......

Bonnie Hodge-Brown