It is with great sadness we report that Rafé Shearer passed away on March 26, 2020. Family and friends have been working with Help Hope Live to raise money to help finance uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
March 31, 2020
We join with Rafé’s loving supporters to extend our heartfelt condolences to her family and friends. We wish you peace and comfort during this time of sorrow. – Help Hope Live Staff
January 10, 2018
Yes, the call came! We were summoned to Temple University Hospital on November 30, 2017. I didn’t go into the operating room until after 1:00am. So, I officially received a new left lung on December 1, 2017. It was an overwhelming process and definitely took some grit and guts! I was in the hospital for 12 days and was then able to go home! I am progressing well! I have been returning to Temple once a week since I got home. I did 8 minutes on the treadmill the other day without oxygen. Many of you probably don’t know how bad I had gotten. I could not get food for myself. I had to take 2 oxygen tanks just to get to the bathroom. I could only do the steps once a day, and even that sometimes meant I had to go up backwards on my backside. I got really scared. I am blown away by the faithfulness of God that I doubted immensely. My family, friends and church got me through this experience and continue to do so. I have much recovery yet to do, but my progress is thanks to ALL OF YOU! Love to you all!
December 5, 2017
Praying for your strength to be renewed both physically and spiritually! Love you!
October 7, 2017
Paths cross and recross throughout our lives for so many reasons. Hearing your name after far too many years brought an immediate smile...one which I am sending right back your way. With love and prayers, I am honored to be one of so, so many in your corner!
Becky (Holland) Hammond
September 25, 2017
We are in it for the long haul, Rafe'. Love you!
September 11, 2017
Hey Rafe' and family. You are being surrounded by our prayers. Know that you're deeply loved and cared for. May you feel God's presence today and may you sense His power and peace.
Fondly, Joe Underkoffler