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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 (11)

August 21, 2019

Hi, everyone! First, I would like to thank everyone who donated via my birthday fundraiser on Face Book. Once those donations are added to James account here our total raised so far will be over $1700 which means we will have less than $10,000 to reach the $11,500 goal set for us by the MUSC transplant team.This is an exciting milestone for us. James had another 3 month eval yesterday. Everything they check is basically stable. I won’t bore y’all with numbers and stuff. They are making one change with his meds and will try to get him a smaller portable ventilator that can be worn on his belt for activity and exercise. They say his still not ready to list yet and will reevaluate him again in 3 months. Thank you all for your love and support. Please share this update with your friends . Love you all.

May 14, 2019

Good news everyone! James had his 3 month evaluation with the transplant team today. They said his test scores are stable which means he’s doing well. They want to try him on anew type of “portable ventilator” that he can wear around during the day. It will help keep his co2 levels lower so he will hopefully be able to walk further and do more. The only problem is that our respiratory supply company doesn’t carry it, but the one he uses when he’s sleeping can be adapted to be portable although a little awkward. The plan is to try this until our company can work something out to get the newer/smaller version. We love our current provider and don’t want to change. They also want James to keep loosing weight and going to pulmonary rehab. His next evaluation is the end of August. Please continue to pray and share this page. We still need to raise $10,022 to reach the $11,500 goal that MUSC set for us. We’ve had a fundraiser with Pampered Chef and LulaRoe. Is there anyone else Y’all would be interested in? If so, let me know. We love you all and thank you for your support.

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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