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Jay was diagnosed in 2017 with IPF, an incurable lung disease, and is now awaiting a double lung transplant at UCSF. His ultimate goal is to see his granddaughter graduate high school, and she is now in 6th grade. Jay dedicated his younger years to youth sports and scouting with his two children. Now, because of the extreme copay costs of the medications after transplant and having to live close to the hospital for recovery for several months, he is in need of financial assistance.

Jay has chosen to fundraise for Help Hope Live in part because Help Hope Live assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for contributors. Contributors can be sure donations will be used to pay or reimburse medical and related expenses. To make a tax-deductible donation to this fundraising campaign, click on the Give button.

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September 28, 2020

On September 11th, 2020 Jay received his double lung transplant. Surgery was successful and Jay has been discharged from the hospital. He is recovering in a hotel near the hospital for the next six weeks.

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October 20, 2020

Sending so much love to all of the Walschons!! xoxo

Alexandra Nakkache

October 7, 2020

Jay, hope your feeling better. Kathy and I are praying for a complete and speedy recovery. Blessings to you and your family my friend, Billy

Billy Arnold

October 6, 2020

Praying for a quick recovery and your return to Idaho! Miss you two! Take care!

Deborah Herndon