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

James has chosen to fundraise with Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Donate Now button.

Updates (3)

January 15, 2018

Happy 2018!!

Thanks for coming to this page and considering us. We very much appreciate you and any help you can give us. Even sharing is helpful. <3 As many of you know, Jim has been diagnosed with Stage 4 COPD and emphysema and it has been deemed necessary for Jim to have a lung transplant. It is very difficult for him to perform even the most mundane tasks like making a sandwich or walking a short distance. This transplant will allow him to live more comfortably and normal. On December 22nd, Jim got a call for a lung transplant around 6am. It wasn't until 3am the next day, after a very loooong and trying day, that it was determined that the donor lungs would not work out. No more news has come yet, but we still hoping for a call soon. For now, we wait while we get on with life. Thanks for stopping by! <3

January 8, 2018

Help Jim Breathe Easier Again!

Jim is suffering from Stage 4 chronic obstructive pulmonary disorder (COPD) and emphysema. Diagnosed almost 7 years ago after struggling with breathing issues, he is now reliant on oxygen 24/7 and has been placed on a lung transplant list. Jim almost had a new pair of lungs within days of being listed, but the doctors decided the lungs weren’t functional enough, so the surgery was called off. On top of this surgery prep, the bills for the actual transplant and the subsequent medications and doctors’ visits will be overwhelming.

Before Jim was diagnosed he liked to spend his free time enjoying the fresh air of life. He would take his sailboat out on the water and enjoy the freedom the environment offered him. Jim is an avid reader and liked to go to regularly to the local library for books to read on the front porch. Now he is mostly confined indoors and often finds it taxing to even make a small meal for himself. He also misses travel. His work used to take him around the country but now he stays home and misses out on family trips, opting instead to stay home. Jim’s hope for the future is to be free from his indoor confinement and to once again get back out into the world, even if it’s the simple comfort of his front porch.

Guestbook

February 3, 2018

Hey Jim, You are an inspiration to all who have the honor to know you. The best thing about going to North side Hospital every week is visiting you a few minutes. See you soon. Your friend

Molly Tyler

November 20, 2017

Hi, Dabby! <3

Allison