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Pernell Needs Your Help

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

Updates (3)

March 8, 2018

More tests and appointments with new doctors this week and next. He is a trooper with all that he is going through. One of the upcoming appointments is with an Allergist. He saw one back in 2012 prior to his Stem Cell Transplant. He needs to see one again since some of the medications that he is allergic to are the medications that he would receive after his lung transplant. They need to confirm if he is still allergic and to what degree. We are praying that he is no longer allergic to these meds or has grown out of the allergy. If he is still allergic, they will need to determine another combination of medications that he would be able to receive.

He does his breathing treatments at home, as needed. He also has begun exercising again. He is working on getting stronger for surgery. He has gained some weight, which is great. He needs to gain about 15 to 20 pounds according to the Dietitian at the hospital.

Thank you from the bottom of hearts for your generous donations and prayers.

February 27, 2018

Tuesday, February 27th, 2018

Pernell will be having a total of 7 tests/appointments between today and tomorrow at Northwestern. He still has many more to go prior to be put on the transplant list. Three times a week he is having Pulmonary Rehab at a local hospital. This is a requirement for the transplant.

Keep the positive thoughts and prayers coming!


March 14, 2018

You are in our thoughts and prayers. Good luck to you with everything. You have a great support system!! Always stay positive!

DeAna Frey

March 14, 2018

We continue to pray for PR and his family. May the Lord God hold you all close in His loving arms.

Michael & Bambi Lawson

March 14, 2018

This update sounds really positive, Julie! We will all keep praying and sending positive vibes to P.R. and you - and your entire family. Sending lots of love. Cheryl, Brian and Dane Izard

Cheryl Izard

March 2, 2018

Prayers and lots and lots of positive thoughts for PR and family.

Debbie, Doug and Nolan Wright