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My wife, Karen Brown is 63 years old and is on the waiting list for a life-saving lung transplant. Five years ago Karen was diagnosed with Interstitial Lung Disease. Her health has declined, she is on oxygen 24/7 and her doctors at Baylor Hospital in Dallas have told us that this is her only option.

Karen is a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and good friend to many. Prior to her illness, she was always active and full of energy. She was a runner, played volleyball, loved to go camping and her favorite times were spending time with family and playing with her grandchildren. Unfortunately, she now struggles with things that we all take for granted, even the most basic things such as going to the grocery store, taking care of our home and is not even able to make the bed anymore.

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February 19, 2016

Karen is currently suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis that has caused the complete loss of one of her lungs and over 50% loss of her second lung. She has been placed on the top list for a transplant and her friends and family are praying daily for her. She has been told that for the transplant she will be required to pay a portion of the cost of the transplant that is well over $150,000. We are trying to gather as much of this as we can. However this has been a huge burden to Karen and her family and not only the news that she will not live without a transplant but that the financial amount is very costly and must be paid.


June 8, 2016

Sending lots of love and light your way your gonna be better than ever you got the big guy on your side

Dana and family

June 8, 2016

We love you mom relax and god will pull u through this. Prayer is a very powerful resource.

with endless love from Steven & Chloe Brown

June 8, 2016

Love you Karen and you will get threw this and I will be right there with you.

Donna L Brown

February 19, 2016

Love you so very much. Stay strong we will get through this.