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Please help Keep Richard Breathing!!!

Richard has been dealing with progressive lung disease. he needs a double lung transplant to survive his worsening Pulmonary Fibrosis, Asbestosis and Emphysema. We are asking for family, friends and co-workers to please join us in fundraising for the non-profit HelpHopeLive.org in honor of Richard, to assist with expenses that he will incur before and after surgery. He will be in Mass General Hospital in Boston for 3-4 weeks following the transplant if there are no complications and after he is discharged, he will also be required to stay in proximity of the hospital for a month or more to attend clinic visits post-surgery.

Updates (2)

July 12, 2021

Hello everyone,
Richard still at Mass General in the ICU after his June 7th. double lung transplant. He’s making improvements little by little- please keep him in your prayers- Thank you

June 8, 2021

On June 6, 2021 at about 10:30AM Richard received the call that a set of lungs was made available to him. He went into surgery around 2AM on June 7, and successfully and safely came out the same morning! Richard will be in the hospital for a few weeks to begin his recovery process. We want to thank everyone that has contributed to this fundraiser and for all the support and prayers as well. Everything from this fundraiser is being used to help offset the costs of everything that is needed post-operation. Please continue to keep our family in your prayers and thoughts and share this page for us as well. We will continue to share updates as they happen. We are all excited for this road to new lungs!

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July 1, 2021

Sending you lots and lots of luck and a speedy recovery. Can't wait to see you back!!

Laeyeng Hunt

June 28, 2021

Get well soon Rich

David Hall

June 23, 2021

Richard CONGRATS!!!!! You and Rosario made it thru the transplant and I can tell you it is great afterwards. You will get stonger everyday, it does wipe you out but just take it one day at a time. You will be out of there in no time and into the apartment. You're probably in Blake 6 after the ICU and they are great people. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers! Your fellow transplant recipient, John (and Karen) Miller

John Miller

June 22, 2021

Stay Strong Rich, so many people are fighting the fight with you!

rebecca kraemer