GOOD NEWS…Diane Clark is heading home! She received the gift of life through a double lung transplant this past November at Northwestern Hospital in Chicago. Diane’s surgery was successful yet medically challenging for her dedicated team of doctors and support staff. Everyday we saw small steps in her progress.
She is now improved to the point she is ready to transition to life at home starting in mid January. Diane celebrated her birthday on January 13th and was told she would be going home January 19th. What a great birthday present!
The next step for Diane is getting on with living a more normal life in her home. Diane’s lung transplant was a lifesaving miracle yet Diane’s out-of-pocket expenses are quickly adding up. She will require around-the-clock care for many weeks. Co-pays and deductibles, follow-up visits, rehabilitation fees, and insurance premiums are expected to cost hundreds of dollars. Diane will also be required to take costly, post-transplant anti-rejection medications that she will need for the rest of her life.
June 27, 2016
Hi I know it's been a while since there has been an update and I apologize for that. I want to thank everyone who donated on my behalf. Your generosity and kindness has been overwhelming and has definitely helped me get through this journey. When I got home in Jan. I had in home PT for approx a month. Then I started outpatient PT for about 3 months. It's been a hard process to get my muscles back but one day at a time is my motto. I have had weekly Dr.'s apts and tests. The lungs have been doing well. I've been back in the hospital twice just this month due to viruses, but things are good again. I can never thank all of you enough, for what you have done for me. Without all of you I don't think I would have made it. I will keep you updated. Much love to all of you. Thanks Di
January 18, 2016
DI IS HEADING HOME! Keep your prayers coming...she is scheduled to come home January 19th. Yeah!
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January 22, 2016
So proud of you Di!!
Love, Chris and Little Luther
January 20, 2016
I'm glad to hear your going home.
Get better soon.
January 19, 2016
You did it!! We knew you would! So excited to see you come home! Love the Boyz !!
Christopher, Rob, Vic, Baby D and Kalub