Our Uncle Will McDowell was diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) in 2016. This Disease causes the lungs to get scarred and become stiff, making it difficult to breath. Uncle Will's oxygen therapy now requires him to use it 24/7. There is no cure for IPF. His lungs will continue to degrade until they fail completely. Uncle Will's only hope for survival is a lung transplant. Following surgery he will need to frequently return to the transplant center at UCSF in San Francisco. He will be required to live in the city, close to the hospital, for a minimum of six weeks. His frequency of visits back to UCSF will decrease over time, but will continue the remainder of his life. We are raising money to pay for Uncle Will's uninsured medical expenses associated with the transplant, including travel and temporary lodging near UCSF during the period immediately after his release from the hospital. WE appreciate any and all donations of help. Thank you for your support.