Dear Friends and Family,
Tammy Hawkins has spent her entire life with an intent focus on her family, friends, and her community. Whether it is through her devotion to family sporting events, her work with the developmentally disabled or to just lend a helping hand, Tammy is always there. As we are blessed to have her, she is also blessed to have the support of a large family close to her home in Wheatfield.
Through her active lifestyle, which revolved around her love of sports and the outdoors, Tammy began experiencing difficulty breathing. In 2006 she was diagnosed with pulmonary fibrosis, a disorder that damages and scars lung tissue. As the disease progressed and further testing and evaluation was completed, in 2010 it was determined that systemic scleroderma, a rare disease affecting connective tissues, was the root cause of her difficulties. The only treatment for this life-threatening condition is a lung transplant. Tammy is being treated for her condition at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis and is on the active transplant waiting list. She is currently dependent on the use of a concentrated oxygen supply 24 hrs/day. Though it is a difficult and uncertain time, Tammy remains extremely positive, upbeat and ever supportive.
August 11, 2012
Tammy, I am so blessed to have met you and more so to have you as a dear friend. Hang tough. Love to you,
Sandy - Indianapolis
July 22, 2012
Tammy---I trust today's fundraiser will be successful. As always, my husband Barry and I wish you the best and hope for "the call" very, very soon. Enjoy your evening!
July 17, 2012
Tammy, I am so sorry I will not be able to attend your fund raiser. Please accept my donation on behalf of my presence. I wish I could be there. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers and I am also anxiously awaiting that call to hear you have your new lungs!! God bless and enjoy your dinner!!
Linda Ramos/Schererville, IN
June 21, 2012
Tammy you are always in my prayers. You are an inspiration to all. You have touched so many lives and you don't even know it. You find the GOOD in any situation. I enjoy our spiritual talks we have. GOD shines right through you. I love you and one of these days we will compare scars...
Mary Jane Taylor St. John