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As some of you know, my husband Ryan received the gift of life back in 2013 due to someone very special saying yes! The last 6+ years have been nothing short of amazing and we are forever grateful. Unfortunately, due to complications, Ryan now needs a second lung transplant to survive. We’re asking family and friends to join our family in fundraising for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to assist our family with all of the critical expenses that come along with transplant, including care before and after surgery.

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January 14, 2020

We have officially been listed for a left single lung transplant! Thank you all so much for the donations, support, words of encouragement, and prayers! I know how crazy the holiday season is for everyone yet you still showed love and generosity. Much love from our family to yours! Stay tuned for the next update. Also, if you’re on Facebook check out our page Lungs 4 Laughter.

December 10, 2019

Update 12/9

So, we got some positive news this evening that our fundraising goal is less than originally anticipated because of some insurance adjustments (new calendar year) and rearranging caregiver assignments. Why is this a positive? It makes our fundraising goal much more attainable and allows a huge relief of stress to us all as we have a more realistic goal that I know we can meet. I can't thank you all enough! It truly means the world to us that you can give even in the most hectic and expensive holiday season. We love each and every one of you and appreciate your generosity. We will keep the updates coming as the journey continues!

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April 20, 2020

Kathleen Porath, prayers prayers prayers. The power of prayer is very successful. May God reach down and heal this man. Glad I could donate.

Kathleen Porath

March 7, 2020

Ryan & family
We were unable to the attend the February fundraiser at the Broadalbin Hotel.
We wish you the best.
Roseann & Sam Jackling

Roseann & Sam Jackling

February 6, 2020

Though it's a shame to have to fundraise to live...there are no options...please help this amazing father, husband, son, and friend.

Sue Kowalski