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James Needs Your Help

Family and friends of James Woodward are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

Updates (14)

September 6, 2021

Hi Everyone. I’m sorry it’s been so long between updates. James is doing well. In fact, at his last transplant evaluation his PFT’s and 6 minute walk showed improvement. Since he’s doing so well they are still not ready to list him. This is a good thing. The longer he can do well without a transplant the better. Remember the average life expectancy after transplant is 5-7 years . They don’t want to shorten his life by transplanting too soon. His next evaluation is the day before Halloween . I’ll update again after that. Thank you all for your prayers and support. With your help we’ve raised $2,283 only $9217 to go. Everyone please stay safe and healthy. We’ve lost too many friends to covid and don’t want to lose any more.
Love you all,
James and Elizabeth

September 25, 2020

Hi everyone. First I want to thank all of you who donated to my birthday fundraiser on Facebook. Once all the donations are credited the new total here will be $2208. At James last evaluation, his PFT numbers were down. It’s possible that it’s because he hasn’t been able to exercise and he is simply de-conditioned. They stopped his pulmonary rehab because of covid and the humidity here kept him inside most of the summer. They had us purchase an under the desk stationary bike (basically pedals on a stand) to use as well as resume walking daily now that the humidity is down. The plan is for him to be more active in hopes of improving his PFT numbers before his retest next Friday. If there is improvement, we will continue the exercise and current treatment and follow up in 3-5 months. If there isn’t any improvement he will return sooner for a more in-depth evaluation and possibly be moved from “working toward listing” to being listed. Please keep him us in your prayers as we navigate these waters complicated by this horrible virus.


April 1, 2020

Prayers for James and you!

Lisa Williams

September 18, 2019

The my friend and fellow rider, Spikot. A military veteran, grandfather taking care of an adopted grandson and wife is in need of a lung transplant. This to help a loving husband and grandfather to continue to care for his family and grandson. Please donate as giving as one can be. Thank you so much.! God bless and prayers.

James Merkley