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Will Needs Our Help!

Our Uncle Will McDowell was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in 2016. This disease causes the lungs to become scarred and stiff, making it difficult to breathe. There is no cure for IPF. Uncle Will’s lungs will continue to degrade until they fail completely. He requires oxygen therapy 24/7. His only hope for survival is a lung transplant.

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April 9, 2018

April 7, 2018 @ 4:55 PM received discharge papers from UCSF, having been admitted for expedited evaluation for lung transplant. With oxygen therapy adjusted and home equipment now able to accommodate high flow oxygen delivery I am at home waiting for the call.

April 6, 2018

April 5, 2018 @ 4:58 P.M. Officially listed on wait list for lung transplant. Happy Day. Still at UCSF. Exploring the possibility of being able to go home to wait for the call.

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April 20, 2018

Wishing you the best. Marny Caldwell

Sarah J Henderson

April 13, 2018

Wishing you the best, Willie. Bette Pratt Russell

Sarah Henderson

April 9, 2018

So happy for you Will my prays are with you that you get the transplant soon... take care my yaB

Beverly Del Fava

April 2, 2018

Praying for a successful transplant. Marnie Caldwell

Sarah Henderson