Thank you for joining this page dedicated to support Harry during his fight! After months of having some breathing problems, Harry was informed in January 2020 that he was suffering from Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis. From this moment on, Harrys life would be forever changed.
THE DIAGNOSIS: Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis is a type of lung disease that results in scarring of the lungs (Fibrosis) for an unknown reason. Over time, the scarring gets worse and it becomes hard to take in a deep breath and the lungs cannot take in enough oxygen. This is a progressive disease that cannot be stopped unfortunately. It is fast moving and each day Harry is having a harder time getting enough oxygen. Harry was given an optimistic 3 to 5 years to live with this diagnosis.
June 2, 2020
On Friday May 29th, Harry received new lungs. We are thankful for the donor and our sympathies are with that family. We can’t thank them enough. Their loss saved a life.
Harry is recovering at Brigham and Women’s hospital in Boston. The recovery will be difficult but Harry is a fighter and brighter days are ahead!
Thank you everyone for your support.
May 20, 2020
Thank you everyone for your thoughts and prayers on the last post!
Hospital day 2 for Harry- Not much to update but they are running a few tests. One of the tests Harry needs to be able to walk for 6 minutes with and without oxygen assistance. Harry has been on oxygen 24/7 for a couple of months now. While he rests, the oxygen is sufficient; however, any movement requires a higher level of oxygen that basically maxes out his machine. The results of these tests may help him be moved higher on the list. Please pray tonight that he gets a higher number. He NEEDS to be much higher on the list.
Thank you for your continued support!
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May 29, 2020
Get well soon brother,Lot of prayers coming your way.
May 29, 2020
Healing energy coming your way Harry! You’ve got this!!
May 16, 2020
Wishing you well Harry!
May 11, 2020
Good luck and best wishes! As someone with COPD, I trust your transplant goes well and you have many happy and productive years in front of you!