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Rachel Bell is a 41-year-old woman who is very ill. Several months ago, Rachel was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a disease in which tissue deep in the lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred over time. The formation of scar tissue is called fibrosis. As the tissue thickens, the lungs cannot properly move oxygen into the blood stream, thus the blood become starved for oxygen. There is no cure for IPF. A double lung transplant is Rachel’s only hope.
August 29, 2017
I went to my pulmonologist today. Everything went well. I was told to continue using oxygen. I had a liver function test. I want know the results for a few days. Fingers crossed it is good. Next step is a sleep study. Other than that he said to keep my walking when ever possible. Take meds and eat well.
Thanks to everyone who has donated or said a prayer. I hope you will continue to help me reach my goal.
July 28, 2017
Thank you to all that have donated. We are half way to our goal. My family appreciates your kindness and your thoughts and prayers.
June 5, 2017
Hey, Rachel. I live in Aiken and would love be to talk with you. I also have ipf. I am 68 and will not be having a lung transplant but want to do all I can to see you go through this successfully. Please call me(8032212704)f you would like to talk or have ideas for a fundraiser in your honor that I could help promote.
May 24, 2017
Dear Rachel, I too have sent a donation in honor of Laurie Swift. I hope one day you two can meet. She is a true blessing to all who know her and oh how she loves Jesus! I am praying for you Rachel. May you stand in awe of the amazing ways Jesus shows you His love.
Elizabeth & Doug Lightbody
May 23, 2017
Dear Rachel, I am donating in honor of Laurie Swift, whose pure joy for God, and for living, is an inspiration! You and your family are in my prayers. Remember that The Great Physician has the best possible plan for you, and He is the God of miracles! Love in Christ,
May 22, 2017
Dear Rachel, I m making my donation in honor of a beautiful soul, Lauri Swift. With my donation, I also will be praying for you and your family to receive strength for our Wonderful Creator to keep you strong as you walk this path! Much love,
Carla Autry Iheanachor