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Hello. My name is Danny Bushnell and I need your help. Urgently.

Back in September 2019 I had to have shoulder surgery for a torn rotor cuff, afterwards I ended up in the hospital for a week on a ventilator, I was told I had environmental pneumonia. When they got ready to let me go they told me I had serve emphysema and would need supplementary oxygen for the rest of my life. Then in Feb. 2020 I was told I needed a lung transplant, then covid hit. Everything halted but the disease kept progressing. I was referred to the Mayo clinic in Rochester Minnesota, a 3 1/2 hour drive from my home in Proctor Minnesota. On the first visit there I found out that I also have Pulmonary fibrosis, and may also suffer from short telolmeres syndrome. Now my wife and I will be spending a lot of time running to appointments to make sure I can make it on the list for transplant. If I’m approved then we will have to live down there for 3 to 4 months while I recover. My wife has to come and live with me as I will a caregiver 24hrs a day 7 days a week so she won’t be able to work.

Updates (3)

May 2, 2021

Hi. So Dan is close to one month out from transplant. The transplant went better than expected and things on that are going great. He got released from the hospital and ended back in the next day. The health issues he has been having are not related to the transplant. Lots of tests have been run and he will be here for the next couple of weeks to regain his strength. Thank you again for your support and your prayers.

April 15, 2021

Hi. On April 4, 2021 I was lucky enough to get a new set of lungs. The surgery went well and I am healing great. The doctors and I are amazed at how well things are going. I am no longer on oxygen so that makes things so much better. My wife, Mary, is now out of work to help with my care. We will be living in Rochester for 3 months.

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August 14, 2021

Thanks for the good time and food.

Erik Bushnell

July 3, 2021

Best of luck to you Dan and Mary! My prayers and thoughts are with you for complete healing!

Connie Morris

April 17, 2021

You got this!!

Kris Korn

February 17, 2021

Prayers to you and your family. Hope everything goes smoothly.

Glenda Yingling