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My name is Sue and I could really use your help. My battle with Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension (“PAH”) has finally reached the point where my lungs are failing and without a double lung transplant, I’ve been given a survival rate of less than 2 years.

Updates (5)

August 31, 2019

Hi there, first of all I want to thank everyone that sent prayers, donations or cards. It means a lot to me and my family. It’s been a heck of a ride so far. After several long hospital stays and 1 rejection episode, I’ve made it to the 4 month post-transplant mark. I was on the transplant list for just under 2 months when I got the call that they had lungs for me on 5/1/19. Surgery started on 5/2/19 in the afternoon and concluded on 5/3/19 around 2:45 am. After the transplant, the thoracic surgeon told my family that my lungs were “rock hard” and that I had less than a year to live had I not gotten the transplant. I believe that it was Divine Intervention.
While I’ve had many setbacks including an AFIB episode, 2 blood transfusions, lung draining via needle and chest tubes as well as many other procedures, I am moving along … slowly by surely. It’s going to be a full-year recovery. The pictures were taken right after surgery. More to come later …

May 13, 2019

This is Sue’s son with another update.
So far the feeding tube has been replaced twice due to clogging issues and she is currently experiencing back pain not related to the actual surgery. Fortunately she is out of the ICU and can walk a lap around the floor. There was talk that she could be home as early as this week, but the doctors want her lungs in the best possible shape before releasing her.
Thanks again for all of your support.

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Guestbook

November 15, 2019

Peace & Blessings!

Philip Kelleher

September 8, 2019

Speedy recovery!

Kevin Gonsowski

September 2, 2019

Sending much love and healing light! ❤️Gina

Gina Gagliano

September 1, 2019

Prayers for your continued strength!!!

Tina Garcia