Heartfelt THANK YOU goes to the Knights of Columbus-Pine Cone Council 114 from Saint Paul the Apostle Parish, Bangor, ME for hosting a Spaghetti Dinner in Pt's honor last night. The Donovan family was surrounded by a generous and supportive community and they are humbled by the outpouring that nearly doubled our fundraising efforts to date! Bless you, ALL of you. Pictures on the Facebook page. https://www.facebook.com/Br...
Jan 31, 2017
Some of the lab work for Pat's Jan. 20th bronchoscopy are back. There are no signs of rejection, which is excellent news. There are some preliminary findings that are concerning and could indicate infection. Because of this, Pat will return for a clinic appointment on Feb. 6th. We were told not to worry. We were also instructed to keep up all of the precautions and exercise. We will absolutely keep up with the precautions to reduce the risk of exposure and spread of germs. Pat will continue to exercise.
Jan 18, 2017
Pat will head back to Brigham and Women's Hospital, with his sister Anne as his companion and driver on Thursday the 19th for his 6 month ‘bronchoscopy’ procedure on Friday the 20th. Anne is going...
Jan 06, 2017
Great news....Pat did well with his clinic appointment at Brigham and Women's Hospital this week. His lung function is good, O2 sats very good, x-ray is "perfect". An awesome number on another test...
Jan 02, 2017
2016 was an amazing year filled with new LIFE from new lungs, overall health transformation for Pat and his family. PRAYER partners around the world and the importance of FAITH, family, friends and...
Dec 23, 2016
That was then, this is now…
It is trite to say that “so much has changed” since last Christmas. But…so much has changed! Last year, Pat’s health was not good. His lung...
Dec 06, 2016
Re-cap from yesterday's visit to B&W for his regular post-op clinic visit: Pat's spirometry test: (this is a measure of lung function) functioning is almost identical to the last measure on Nov....
Dec 05, 2016
Pat is at Brighman and Women's in Boston this morning for his regular post-transplant clinic visit. Will update with status report hopefully later today. We THANK YOU for keeping Pat in your...
Nov 30, 2016
Pat had blood work on Monday11/28 to see if his kidney function had improved from dehydration that led to hospitalization last week. GREAT NEWS! Kidney function is improving. There have been...
Nov 30, 2016
THANKS to everyone who donated on #GivingTuesday. We are so grateful. Know that we remember all of you and Pat's donor's family in our daily prayers. Bless you all.
Nov 28, 2016
Tomorrow, Nov. 29, in honor of #GivingTuesday, HelpHOPELive will # FreeTheFee! That means your donation to HelpHOPELive in Pat's honor will NOT have ANY credit card fee taken out. No credit card...
Nov 27, 2016
Pat was discharged from Brigham and Women's hospital on Wednesday, November 23rd. On THANKSGIVING DAY, November 24th, Pat carved the turkey and enjoyed a happy day with his family. He THANKS all...
Nov 22, 2016
Today was a better day for Pat. Let's hope he will be able to go home tomorrow.
Nov 21, 2016
Pat is being admitted to Brigham and Women's Hospital today 11/21 for a few days. His Kidney lab numbers are elevated and he will be on IV fluids.
Nov 20, 2016
Pat and Kim are heading to Boston TODAY 11/20 for Pat's clinic visit at Brigham and Women's Hospital TOMORROW 11/21.