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Gary Needs Your Support

Gary’s life was turned upside down when he was diagnosed with ILD (Interstitial Lung Disease) about a year ago. He was first diagnosed in 2013 with COPD but has continued to struggle with breathing on a daily basis. About a year ago his Cardiologist saw how he struggled on a day to day basis and decided to order more tests on his own (not related to Cardiology) and discovered Gary had IPF. He immediately saw a Pulmonologist who put him on full-time oxygen to get through each day. His disease is rapidly progressing and his only chance of survival is a lung transplant.

Updates (5)

October 31, 2018

October 21, 2018 – I am almost seven months out from the transplant. I spent almost two months in the hospital after the transplant before returning to home on May 7, 2018. I was readmitted June 7, 2018 with complications. I am going to Temple October 25, 2018 for evaluation to do Pulmonary Rehabilitation there. My doctor wants me to do 2 sessions per week for 18 weeks. I have also been seeing an Oncologist at Temple because prior to my release from the hospital in May they found CLL Lymphoma. This disease has brought on severe depression which I am trying to deal with on a daily basis. I want to thank everyone who have donated and are still donating to my fund. The medical expenses have added up and all your donations have helped me financially.

October 31, 2018

March 25,2018 – Received the call from the Temple Lung Transplant Team that they have a lung for me. I traveled to Temple and on March 26, 2018 received a new left lung.

Guestbook

December 15, 2017

We love you Gary and are praying this will be a speedy wait. You are an import memeber of our family and we are sending positive vibes to you! Love you!

Kenny Jamie Ciara and Caleb xoxo

December 7, 2017

We love you and hope everything turns out ok. Love,

Pete & JoAnne

December 7, 2017

hang in there, our thoughts will be with you...

Jane and Gerard

December 7, 2017

Uncle Gary I love you very much. I wish I could help. Love shelly

Shelly dupuis Smith