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

I want to thank everyone ahead of time for assisting me with this huge medical financing. There comes a time when you have to swallow your pride and ask for help so here I am. I am originally from the Greater Boston area, growing up in Whitman MA, home of the Toll House Cookie!. I graduated from nursing school back in 1974, and within the past ten yrs I graduated with a BS from Salem State University (BS in Criminal Justice) and had been accepted to Central CT State Univ, for a MS in Criminology. My lungs have taken a beating over the years and being at work as a med/surg nurse was no exception. It was here after the third exposure to chemical fumes from floor wax stripper I had to have my trachea and bronchi rebuild, the result was an awesome firm airway but somehow MRSA got to my lungs and put holes through my lungs. I moved to Akron/Cleveland to pursue for a lung transplant and I am almost at the listing stage, it all looks so good. So anyone who can donate, I will be forever grateful. Thanks!

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December 5, 2017

I'm still waiting to hear from the transplant group, meanwhile my oxygenation in my blood ( sats) drop very low when I'm active these past couple days. Today I was able to get back on the Treadmill! Did my weights as well.

Still trying to get into the Christmas spirit.

Thanks for your help. No amount is too small. Its going to help me more so when my transplant takes place. Peace!

November 2, 2017

Hi Everyone, here it is November 2 already! In five days I go for what is hopefully my final evaluation testing! I hope by the end of this month I get the thumbs up!!! Meanwhile I have fought off another infection and really getting reconditioned which is an important part of being listed. The surgeons and docs want each transplantee to be in top shape to help with the post transplant healing process. I'm a bit nervous but excited at the same time. I'll keep you all in the loop! Ciao!

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October 7, 2017

I will see you thru this, so will the Lord. Lifting you up, my friend. Love, Jeff

Jeff Lawrence