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Family and friends of Jair Erickson are raising money for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to fund uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.

I am a 47 year old disabled veteran who was diagnosed with Scleroderma while on active duty in 1999. I was medically retired in 2001. Scleroderma is an Auto immune disease that affects many of the body’s tissues and hardens them. Unfortunately my lungs have developed interstitial lung disease over the years which now require a double lung transplant. I am on oxygen 24/7 and struggle to do everyday simple tasks. I can no longer go for walks, cut the grass, or wash the car. Simple tasks are very hard to do and get me out of breath quickly. My pulmonologist let me know without the transplant I may only live another 6 months to a year.
I currently live in Universal City Texas with my wife Sandra and son Julian who help with my care. I have been married for 26 amazing years. Our son Julian has had to adjust and help us out with maintenance of our house and other things I used to do.
The lung transplant cannot be done in San Antonio due to the complications that the disease itself presents and will have to be done in Houston at Methodist in Houston. We will have to relocate to Houston for a year after transplant in order to be close to the Hospital. We are asking friends and family to help with those costs associated with the relocation. Any amount will help no matter how small. This will be a life changing surgery that will finally give me a second chance at life.
We are asking for help during this life changing event and appreciate everyones support and thoughts this past year and months ahead.

Updates (3)

April 11, 2021

On Friday April 9, 2001 I saw Endocronology. I’ll be getting a Reclast infusion treatment to strengthen my bones. We’re hoping it’ll be scheduled in the next 2 weeks. Other than that I’ll be on the list this coming week. It’s a scary but exciting time for us. We’ll be looking for an apartment in Houston soon. Once again we’d like to thank everyone who has donated and helped us through this. Your strength gives us the ability to take this challenge on. Thank you so much.

April 8, 2021

Hello everyone. I would like to thank everyone who has helped us in reaching this financial goal. We do not know who has donated nor what amounts. The guestbook is the only resource we have to acknowledge anyone’s donation. We also wanted to let you all know that this campaign will stay throughout the remainder of our relocation. I’d like to once again thank you all from the bottom of my heart at helping me catch my second breath. Thank you and god bless.

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April 13, 2021

Sending prayers and well wishes

Laura Butler

April 13, 2021

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Love the Kelso's.

Tony Kelso

April 11, 2021

Hope everything turns out well for you all:)

Yvonne and Remy Saldivar

April 11, 2021

Be strong and of a good courage, fear not nor be afraid, for the Lord our God will go with you . He will not fail you or forsake you. Deuteronomy 31:6

Delfina Castro

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