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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 (13)

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.

January 29, 2020

Hi everyone. I apologize for the delay in updating. James last evaluation with the transplant team went very well. He has been wearing a portable ventilator called the Life2000 Ventilation System for the past few months. since it keeps his CO2 levels down, he feels better and can be a little more active. It’s a cool machine. I’m amazed that it’s so small and still does everything the larger units do. They say he’s still not “sick enough to list”. Thankfully. He goes back for his next evaluation at the end of May. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers. We’re still $9,662.00 from the $11,500 that they set for us. Remember this is for expenses not covered by insurance. The biggest part of that is for housing for up to 3 months after his transplant because we have to stay within 10 minutes of MUSC. Please donate if you can. Remember this is tax deductible. If you cannot donate, please continue your prayers. I really don’t like asking for money, but this fund is required before listing. They want to make sure we can take care of the new lungs once he receives them. Thank you all for your donations , prayers, and support,
God bless you all,
Elizabeth and James Woodward

Guestbook

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