Bill was diagnosed two years ago with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), a progressive lung disease which causes damage and scarring of the lungs, making it a struggle to breathe. Unfortunately, there is no cure for this disease and the only hope for Bill’s survival is a lung transplant. However, the cost associated with a transplant can be overwhelming! A fundraising campaign at HelpHOPELive began on April 30, 2016 and on that same day, God blessed him with two new lungs – his gift-of-life! We are so grateful to the donor from Boston, MA.
Bill grew up in Delaware County and graduated from Chichester High School. Before becoming disabled, he worked as a Chemical Operator at Honeywell International. He has been happily married to his soul mate, Lisa, for 38 years and God blessed them with an amazing son, Ian. Our family has lived in Wilmington, DE for the past 23 years. Prior to his being diagnosed with PF, Bill enjoyed an extremely active lifestyle and dreams of the day when he will once again be able to take a walk with his wife and play a round of golf with his son.
May 18, 2017
APRIL 30,2017 HAPPY 1 YEAR LUNGAVERSARY!!!! THANK YOU GOD FOR GIVING BILL THIS YEAR AND HOPEFULLY MANY MORE TO COME!! THANK YOU TO ALL OF THE TALENTED DOCTORS & NURSES ON THE LUNG TRANSPLANT TEAM AT THE UNIVERSITY OF PENNSYLVANIA HOSPITAL!! THANK YOU TO THE UNKNOWN GENTLEMAN FROM BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS WHO LOST HIS LIFE AT THE AGE OF 42, FOR CHOSING TO BE A DONOR!!! THE MERE WORDS ” THANK YOU” SIMPLY DO NOT AND CANNOT EXPRESS THE HEARTFELT GRATITUDE FOR THIS TRULY AMAZING GIFT OF LIFE!!!!!!!!!!
Live your life to the fullest- enjoy every single breath of it!!
October 17, 2016
6 MONTH ANNIVERSARY!! WORDS SIMPLY CANNOT EXPRESS HOW BLESSED WE ARE TO STILL HAVE BILL WITH US!!
“Thank You” & “Grateful” just simply do not express our gratitude, for the outpouring of love, caring and kindness we have received from so many family, friends and even total strangers.
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August 17, 2016
Hi Lisa, its Kathy Mccormack. I used to work with you at fibre metal. I'm praying things are going well with Bill. I have your phone number I will try calling you to see how things are. Take care.
August 13, 2016
Our thought & prayers are with you and your family
May 13, 2016
Lisa, sending healing thoughts and prayers to all of you. Stay strong. Love the picture!
Jackie in Neenah
May 11, 2016
A New Life ! Positive thoughts send your way for you, Lisa and Ian.