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Love and Support for New Lungs

Many of you know about Chuck’s battle with lung issues. He was diagnosed with emphysema and COPD a few years ago. Then last March, he was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis. Since that time, he required oxygen 24/7, and recently his condition had worsened. Thankfully the rest of his body is VERY healthy – to the point that he was placed on the waiting list at UNC Chapel Hill for a lung transplant at the age of 74!

Updates (4)

August 14, 2017

As of today, all test have come back negative, meaning that I have no bacteria issues, fungus or rejections with my new lungs. I also found out today in physical therapy that I have exceeded all goals and will be on a routine exercise program in the coming weeks. I feel great and needless to say, very thankful. Thanks for your continued prayers and support. Hope to be home by October 4th.

August 7, 2017

I am doing great. All test results have been good. Rehab is also going well. Lots of tests this week and if good–major accomplishment. Will update later. Thanks everyone for your prayers. God is Good!!!!!!

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October 1, 2017

Glad to hear that you are doing well and coming home soon.

Jane & Brown Whitley

July 18, 2017

We are so excited to hear your recovery is going so well!! Let Brett know when you're ready and he'll take you out on the boat!! Please let us know if you need anything at all!

Greta & Brett McCoy

July 17, 2017

Chuck, We've been getting the reports about how good you're doing and we're very happy the transplant was a success and that you're breathing on your on. It's amazing what can be done today. Thank God for the physicians, the facilities, the doner's families and for the remarkable recovery you've had. Hang in there and good luck.

Jim Nelson & Joanne Eckhardt

July 17, 2017

Hi Chuck, It has been a long time since we saw each other. Had no idea of your situation. So happy that you had a successful transfer. Good luck and God Bless.

Jean and Austin Smith