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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 (8)

June 24, 2018

It has been weeks since the last update on Pernell. This past Sunday, May 27th we received a call from his Transplant Coordinator to “be ready” there are lungs for him. On Memorial Day he received a call to arrive at the hospital before noon. Those of you that know Pernell, know that we were at the hospital 2 hours before noon! He was admitted in to an ICU Room and testing began. At the same time testing was being done on his donor who was on life support at a local hospital. We were told that his surgery was scheduled for that evening at 7:15PM. Jim, Courtney, Joanne (my mom), and Kathie (my sister) were at the hospital with us. Pernell’s mom (Lolly) was trying to get to Chicago from TX and Stephanie was driving to Chicago from TN to meet us at the hospital. We were told that everything looked good and that at 5:00PM two of the surgeons would go to view/test the actual donor’s lungs. At 6:00PM we were told that the surgery had been cancelled due to antibodies found in the donor that would have a reaction to Pernell’s body from his Stem Cell Transplant years ago. It has been an emotional few days, getting the initial call, spending the day at the hospital and then being told that we were going home. We are confident that he WILL receive another call soon. Please continue to keep him in your prayers. Feel free to write him a note of support in his Guest Book.

May 8, 2018

PR has been listed! Thank you so much for all the prayers and positive thoughts. Please continue the prayers for a perfect set of lungs. ❤


July 11, 2018

You are all in our prayer family. We pray for your unending courage and strength. We pay for healing physically and emotionally. Your strength and the support of your family is enlivening aand inspires us all. God's speed for your successful transplant.

Doug McCarrell

July 11, 2018

Praying for the entire Rion family and sending positive vibes your way PR. Love you guys.

Irene Mason

July 11, 2018

Praying for complete healing PR!! God bless. “He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man. Say to it: This is what the Lord God says: Breath, come from the four winds and breathe into these slain so that they may live! ” So I prophesied as He commanded me; the breath entered them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, a vast army.” ‭‭Ezekiel‬ ‭37:9-10‬

Michael Stock

July 11, 2018

PR, Julie and family. Continued prayers, and lots and lots of positive energy are being sent your way. Hoping and praying that you get another call really soon. Hugs to all of you, Debbie, Doug and Nolan Wright

Debbie Wright