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Don’t let this breath be John’s last….

John has been dealing with progressive lung disease for years and now has exhausted all conventional treatments including removing part of a diseased lung. He needs a double lung transplant soon to survive his worsening bronchiectasis, ABPA (allergic bronco pulmonary aspergillosis) as well as severe asthma. We’re asking family, friends and co-workers to join us in fundraising for the non-profit in honor of John, to assist with expenses he’ll incur after surgery. He expects to be in a Boston area hospital 3-4 weeks immediately following the transplant. He will also be required to live within an hour of the Boston area in order to attend regular clinic visits post surgery.

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February 14, 2022

Happy one year anniversary! Hard to believe one year ago today I got my new set of lungs. This past year has been an amazing journey. Not easy at times by any means however totally worth the end result. Just came from my clinic visit with the transplant team in Boston and they think I’m doing great. Restrictions lifted as far as activity goes. Able to use my discretion going out to stores or restaurants and just being with people. Of course Covid is still out there so I will remain to be cautious since I’ve come this far I don’t want to mess anything up. Life and a new set of lungs are good. Thanks for all your thoughts and prayers over the past year and for your financial support as well. I am truly blessed with good family and friends and most of all my donor who gave me the gift of life.

February 7, 2022

December 26,2021

Santa (aka Grandpa and Grandma Miller) rode their sleigh to Delaware to see Millie and her parents for Christmas. She was very interested in touching all the ornaments on the tree, not so much ripping the paper off the packages. She got lots of toys and it was great to see how she responded to all of them. So blessed to have received those lungs and be able to cherish these wonderful memories.

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July 6, 2021

Hey John, I'm glad to hear that you're improving!! You'll be in my prayers!!

David Wood

July 4, 2021

It was great to hear from you today. I so glad recovery is going well!!
Now that that I have your number we can keep in touch

Rich Blanchard

March 23, 2021

This is the remaining donation from the Eddy Visiting Nurse and Rehab Association fundraiser for John. We hope this find him and Karen doing well in Boston!

David Orenstein