Family and friends of Samuel Lochabay are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
Samuel age 61 is a husband of 40 years, father of 4 adult children, grandfather to 15 grandchildren, and great grandfather of 9. He is a veteran that retired from the Military after 29 years, the Federal Service after 32 years and is a Deacon at his church. Samuel has been living with the effects of Severe COPD for the past 11 years and has now come to the point of End Stage COPD and the need for a double lung transplant.
February 7, 2020
On December 19th, 2020, Samuel received a phone call from his Coordinator at the CHI Baylor St. Luke’s explaining that he needed to shower, shave, have some coffee, and to have a lite breakfast. Now this is the 3rd of 4 calls that Sam had went through and after three calls and two trips to the hospital for possible new lungs, this was just another trip of possible transplant.
This trip was a little different right off the bat. There was very little rush, a feeling of finality from the staff and doctors, and a completely relaxed atmosphere. Sure enough, about 8 am on December 20th, Samuel was gifted with the gift of life.
What an amazing God, donor, doctors, nurses, and surgeon’s Sam was gifted with!
Sam has a long way to go and a lot of trips back and forth to and from the hospital, with possible rejections, blood tests, scopes, scans, x-ray’s, biopsies, and visits, but the moment he woke in recovery and couldn’t speak around the ventilator, his very first sentenced written on the piece of paper will never be forgotten…..
I Can Breath!
January 8, 2020
Sam just got released from the hospital after having a double lung transplant and only 17 day’s of recovery…..
To all of you who added your prayers to the many, many, many, prayers already headed upward, thank you so very much…. from our hearts to yours!
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August 17, 2019
Love you dad
August 8, 2019
Praying for a suitable donor soon for pur friend Sam Lochabay
January 31, 2019
LOVE YOU MOSTEST!!!!!
January 30, 2019
I'm praying for u God is with u. lots of Hugs friend.