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Family and friends of Lawrence Gantnier are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

Lawrence has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility to the full extent allowed by law for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.

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June 21, 2018

I am sorry to report that Lawrence is still in ICU. He has had too many procedures to list. Last night the Doctors ordered another MRI. The CT Scan showed an unidentified dark spot on the left side of the brain. His right arm and leg are not functional, but he can wiggle his toes. He is in a conscious state of sleep and has a difficult time opening his eyes. Yesterday the doctors removed 1 quart of fluid from one lung. Due to low white blood count and high heart rate the other lung will be drained at a later date.

Lawrence faces daily battles, but we have great hope that the Lord will show his mercy and goodness. The family appreciates your prayers and donations. I read your comments to him daily. It is so wonderful to have great family and friends.

June 13, 2018

I would like to thank you all for your prayers and support in these trying times. Yesterday the Doctors did a tracheotomy on Lawrence and took out the breathing tube. He is still paralyzed on his right side. We are hopeful that this is temporary. He now has phneumonia in one of his lungs. Shands is working on housing for me to be closer to the hospital. Your notes are incouraging and your support would be a life saver. God bless you all.

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June 19, 2018

Members of our church are praying for you as am I. Best wishes for your recovery.

Alvin Brown

June 11, 2018

Get well soon you have too many trails to hike. I'm thinking of you.

Jeff Earl

June 8, 2018

Good Luck. You're a fighter.

Terry Blumenstein

June 6, 2018

I love you ❤️ Sending prayers for healing.

Heather Bass