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My wife Paula needs a double lung transplant.

Paula has been living with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis for quite a while. She is now at the point of needing a lung transplant in order to save her life. Together we have four children and 11 grandchildren, and she is the heart of our family! We’re all praying for this wonderful gift of life for her. Paula is a very positive person. She’s now choosing hope over despair. No surprise there!

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July 8, 2019

Paula was readmitted to Mass General Hospital ICU unit on July 1, 2019. She developed double pneumonia and a kidney infection, Hopefully after a successful bronchoscopy in a couple of weeks she may return home.

March 24, 2019

Paula received her bilateral lung transplant at Massachusetts General Hospital on Mar 21, 2019, the first day of Spring 2019. She is now recovering in ICU after having her ventilator removed and taking her first breaths with her donated lungs. She will be at the MGH Lung Transplant Center, Boston and the Spaulding Rehab Center in Cambridge for the next 6 weeks recovering before returning home.

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February 23, 2019


Deb Homer

February 21, 2019

John and Paula, All though we will not be able to attend we want you to know that we will continue to pray for you both during this most difficult time. Love seeing you both smile and enjoying your family. Summer is just around the corner so be ready and get well soon. Kathy and I always say it's a journey with many bumps... Hugs and Love to you and family Tommy and Kathy

Tommy Monaghan

February 17, 2019

Dear Paula Holding you in our hearts for the best possible outcome on this journey! Love, Riki Chris, Erik and Emma Easler

Erika Easler

February 17, 2019

Good luck Paula!

Mary McGuinness