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Wade Needs Our Help!

Billy Wade Perry (Wade) of Hickory, NC is a 62-year-old man who is very ill and needs our help. He is a father of four and a grandfather of five. In 2014, he got sick and was later diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). IPF is a disease in which tissue deep in your lungs becomes thick and stiff, or scarred over time. As the lung tissue thickens, your lungs can’t properly move oxygen into your bloodstream depriving your brain and other organs of the oxygen they need. For Wade to survive, he is going to need a lung transplant. The cost of transplantation can be extremely overwhelming.

Updates (1)

March 27, 2019

Wade was relocated around November 1st to get ready for transplantation. At the time of his relocation he had to undergo lots of different tests and therapy and various other things involving the transplant. He went through all the tests and processes to get ready for the transplant and was placed on the transplant list on December 7 2018. After he was placed on the list he got his first call for the transplant on December 23 2018 unfortunately it was a dry along with three other calls after that. On December 31st he received another phone call to come to the hospital for the transplant. After being there all day and all night the surgery was done on January 1st. He has had his roller coaster with various things going wrong with different parts of the body some worse then others. Now he is doing much better and is soon scheduled to get out of the hospital.