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Cathy is need of a Double Lung Transplant

Cathy have been battling with lung disease along with COPD, emphysema, and asthma for the past 10 years. She has come to the point where a double lung transplant is needed to survive and to have a better quality of life. We’re asking friends and family to join us in fundraising for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to help with expenses Cathy and Rick will face immediately after the surgery, including the cost of lodging near the transplant center in Phoenix, AZ where they will be staying for multiple weeks following her discharge.

Updates (9)

July 16, 2018

My mom is back at their apartment and doing well. They found out that she has a fungal infection in her lungs. They believe it is from medications. So they are working to change medications to hopefully fix the problem. So the good news, it wasn’t from anything she did. Yay. She is tired from the antibiotics and everything they did to figure out why she was getting the fever. So she has been resting and building energy to continue on her journey and get stronger. We can’t wait for her to come home. We are thinking late August, early September for her to come back home o Colorado. A little update on my dad: he is staying strong. He is tired and wanting to come home. He gets bored at times as there isn’t much that he can do in Phoenix that doesn’t cost a lot. But he has been by mom’s side the whole time and is her rock! Thanks dad for being the amazing man you are! I traveled down to Phoenix this weekend to hang out and see how they are doing. I has been fun and it is good to see them. My time here will be too short. -Laura

July 16, 2018

From July5th: Update on my mom. I know I haven’t reported anything recently, as everything as been going great. My mom sounds amazing, looks great and doesn’t need oxygen anymore. She does PT and pulmony rehab a few times a week and goes in for lots of testing to make sure the new lungs are doing good, and that her body isn’t rejecting them. She has recently been in the hospital twice for a high fever and they are not sure what is causing it. So far, everything seems fine with the lungs, but we need to figure what is causing this so she can live life to its fullest and return home in just under 2 months. Please pray for her to recover and not get this fever again and for the doctors to figure why she is getting it. Send her a PM to if you’d like. She loves catching up with people and she misses everyone like crazy. Thanks.


July 17, 2018

Sending Love and Well Wishes to uplift you on this amazing journey!

Melissa Peterson

July 17, 2018

I love you, hope all goes well.

Patricia Ubias

January 30, 2018

I love you!!!