My name is Patrick and I have been a Paramedic for the last 28 years.
I have been battling Pulmonary Fibrosis for the last two and a half years and then was hospitalized for Covid pneumonia last January. Covid left irreparable damage to my lungs. I was told I need a lung transplant to live any quality of life. Pulmonary Fibrosis is a lung disease that results in stiffened lungs making it hard for me to breathe. There is not cure. I am asking family and friends to join me in this fundraising for the nonprofit Help Hope Live to assist with critical expenses including lodging for possibly up to 3 months after the transplant.
January 28, 2023
I APOLOGIZE FOR THE UNEXCUSABLE LATENESS OF THIS UPDATE ON MY HEALTH AND EVENTS WITH MY PULMONARY FIBROSIS.IHAD THREE OF "THE CALL" BEING DRY RUNS. ON THE FORTH "CALL" THE DOCTORS AT OSU TRANSPLANT TEAM FOUND A MATCH FOR ME. ON SEPTEMBER 24TH, 2022 I WAS BLESSED WITH A DOUBLE LUNG TRANSPLANT.. THE TRANSPLANT WENT WELL BUT I STILL SPENT FOUR MONTHS PLUS IN THE HOSPITAL BECAUSE OF SECONDARY PROBLEMS I AM IN PULMONARY RESPIRATORY RG TTO BUDGET AND REHAB AT THIS MOMEN.T I AMALSO TRYING TO REGULATE MY MEDICINES AS TTHEY ARE STILL ADJUSTING THEM FOR THERAPUTIC PERFORMANCE.
September 24, 2022
Well, got my fingers crossed received my fifth call tonight for transplant. Hopefully this will be the one.
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October 5, 2022
We love you and Tammy so much.
Bill and Michelle Zigarevich
January 17, 2022
Pat, on behalf of the members of IAEP Local R7-11, please get well soon!
December 15, 2021
Love you, Pat ❤