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Lawrence Needs Your Help

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

Updates (7)

August 6, 2018

Lawrence has finally been released from Shand’s Hospital to Shand’s Rehab Hospital. They are evaluating him this week and will let me know how long his expected stay will be. He had physical therapy last Friday. They are working on standing (difficult since he has no muscle in the left leg and no feeling in the right. His schedule will include three hours a day of speech, physical, and personal care therapy. The Doctors have not decided what to do with his right arm which causes him an extreme amount of pain. That will also be decided this week. I will update pictures to show progress as he continues the challenge of his life.

July 13, 2018

Our oldest daughter, Heather came to visit from Texas and brought two of the grandchildren. Lawrence was happy to see familiar faces. He is still in ICU. We thank you all for your continued prayers and donations. The trach has been removed and is healing. Still no movement on his right side (arm and leg). His transplant doctors are preparing him to be transferred to the long term nursing care ward inside Shand’s Hospital at the end of July. His current condition does not qualify him for Shand’s Rehab. Physical Therapy is working with Lawrence to help him regain strength in his total core and head muscles. He has a long way to go to recovery… your support is critical. We pray he will walk out of the hospital standing tall. Please stand with us on our journey. We are looking at a stay of 6 to 12 months.

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July 7, 2018

Get well soon Lawrence. Bonnie, thank you for keeping us up to date. Jeff Earl

Jeff Earl

July 7, 2018

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

Alvin Brown

July 11, 2018

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

Jeff Earl

July 11, 2018

Good Luck. You're a fighter.

Terry Blumenstein