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Help Greg Get Back On Course – He Is In Need Of A Double Lung Transplant

After being diagnosed with COPD in 2004, Greg learned that he had Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency in May of 2018 after being hospitalized with double pneumonia. Since then we have been actively working with his medical team to manage the devastating effects of the disease including weekly in-home transfusions. The degree to which his lungs have been compromised became apparent when we received the results of his August Pulmonary Function Test, where we learned he had between 18-20% lung function.

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January 12, 2020

We are selling t-shirts to help fund Greg’s double lung transplant! Lots of fun styles to get you in the mood for spring.

January 12, 2020

It’s official! Greg received the call yesterday afternoon and he has been added to the Lung Transplant List. We are anxious and if we are completely honest, more than a little bit scared. Our phones are on 24/7 and we have prepared the best we can. It is unnerving to realize that another family must deal with the loss of their loved one in order for ours to have a fighting chance at a longer, healthier life. The responsibility that comes with this gift is at the forefront of our thoughts.

The team at Northwestern is amazing and we have 100% confidence in their skill and ability to navigate all of the ups and downs related to the process. There are a lot of unknowns from the obvious – availability and timing – to potential post-surgical complications, infections, and re-hospitalization.

Please keep us in your thoughts and know we will keep you updated on the progress!

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January 15, 2020

Czara and I have you and your family in our thoughts and prayers. Sincerely, Michael Molloy

Michael Molloy

January 14, 2020

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers, Garrett! - Kristen and Travis Dettman

Kristen DiCianni

January 5, 2020

Thinking about you and saying some prayers.

Garr Gast

January 4, 2020

Thinking of you all and sending prayers. Elisha, Nick, and Charlotte Walters

Elisha Walters