Roy Hackman, a loving father to five daughters, desperately needs your help. Roy was born with a genetic and inherited condition called Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency. Alpha-1 is passed from parents to children through genes, and usually results in progressive lung and liver disease. Please go to www.alpha1.org to learn more. As early as 1992, Roy began to notice many symptoms of Alpha-1, feeling very short of breath. Over the years, his symptoms began to worsen and he experienced wheezing, chronic bronchitis, and allergies. Roy eventually developed liver disease with severely elevated liver enzymes, and has continued to grow sicker and sicker each day. Physicians have now informed Roy that his organs are at a point that they must be replaced, and Roy must undergo a lifesaving Double Lung transplant. Without a transplant, his time will quickly run out, and Roy will soon be out of options.
Roy is the proud father to five daughters, ranging in age from 17 to 37, and blessed with eight adorable grandchildren. Roy worked hard in a career in lumber sales and even had the opportunity to work as a store manager for a few years. He has spent countless hours coaching his daughter’s softball games and later volunteered in his local community as a football coach. Roy has literally spent his life raising his family and giving to others, but now it is time to reach out and help Roy!
June 3, 2021
I have now reached end stage Lung Disease and my liver also has to be replaced to help eliminate complication’s with Post Transplant medication. I am 1 visit away from being listed for Double Lung and Liver Transplant at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. Traveling expenses and room and board are starting to take there toll financially. My initial flight when I get the call for transplant is in excess of $5,000.00. Any financial assistance you can offer would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you very much. Roy