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Barbara Schnappauf is a 64-year-old wife, mother and grandmother who was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis in May 2015. Barbara is now admitted in Columbia Presbyterian Hospital being cared for while she waits for a lifesaving lung transplant. After spending years of taking care of others it’s our turn to help take care of Barbara. Unfortunately, the cost of transplant and all that comes with it can be quite overwhelming.

Barbara grew up and currently lives on Long Island with her family. After working for many years at Bethpage Federal Credit Union Barbara retired to help care for her ill husband. Any free time that Barbara had was spent with her children and grandchildren enjoying life. Shortly after retiring, Barbara was diagnosed and had a rapid health decrease. As everyone around her could see her struggling more and more with daily activities, Barbara kept fighting to not let this slow her down until she no longer could. Barbara was put on 24/7 in home oxygen in June of 2016. On December 23, 2016 Barbara was placed on the Lung Transplant waiting list and to date has had two calls for possible donor lungs that unfortunately did not work out for her. She is keeping her spirits high and looks forward to her life post-transplant.

Updates (2)

May 24, 2017

Hi to All:

As most of you know I am now home. Actually for 2 weeks now. Everything is going pretty good. So grateful for my new lung and being able to breath without oxygen. It was a rocky road for 4 months of being in the hospital. I can't find words to express how lucky I am and to thank my donor family and medical team. Everyone every step of the way was just outstanding.



March 5, 2017

Thank you all for the well wishes, support, and donations. From the bottom of my heart this means the world to my family and I.

Love always



March 22, 2017

Sending you much love and prayers! ❤

Tara Labriola

March 16, 2017

So happy to hear you are doing well. We are all praying for you to continue with a steady and successful road to recovery. Love

Aunt Jean, Debbie,Lonny, Laura & Greg

March 10, 2017

Sending you prayers, hope and love. You are an incredible woman and I'm very lucky to have known and worked with you! Keep your spirits up you can do this! Love and light...

Shannon Dugan and Family