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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 (12)

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

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.


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