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My sister Carol has recently been diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Disease (IPD) which causes progressive scarring on her lungs and prevents normal airflow. In other words, she has extreme difficulty breathing even on oxygen and will require a lung transplant to live. This disease affects about 200,000 people in the US each year, there is no cure, and it’s unclear what causes it. Without a transplant, the expected life expectancy is between 2 and 5 years from the date of diagnosis.

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April 11, 2021

Carol has spent the last few weeks on a battery of tests that help determine her overall health and ability to withstand the complicated surgery. Although her current condition is that both lungs need to be replaced, one final round of testing is expected to determine whether or not her body can withstand the stress of a double lung transplant. In the next few weeks, they expect to make that final determination and get her on the transplant list.

Carol is so grateful for all of your prayers and donations! It has been humbling, to say the least.

Rest assured, any donations made through this site or mailed in to Help Hope Live with the note “In honor of Carol Savage” are tax-deductible and will be dedicated to Carol’s expenses related to this transplant.

Thank you for all of your kindness and prayers!

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April 14, 2021

Praying for a successful procedure!

Amy Mitchell

April 13, 2021

We are thinking of you and your family and sending all the love and prayers we have. Jim, Katie, and Emmett Devereaux

Jim, Katie, and Emmett Devereaux

April 7, 2021

Sorry to hear about this. Hope all goes well, and that you can put this all behind you!

Vernon Schleyer

April 5, 2021

My thoughts and prayers are with you Carol. I'm looking forward to camping together sometime soon.

Dave Myrick

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