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.
I have dedicated 28 years of my life to prehospital medical care. This was my childhood dream and my pleasure as an adult. My cherished accomplishment has been as a husband of 26 years, father to three wonderful children and grandfather to three awesome grandkids. I always continue to strive to be the best at whatever I’m doing. I have worked up till the last six months. The damage to my lungs worsened and my shortness of breath increased finally andI became unable to continue working.
January 5, 2022
Just a quick update on what has been happening up till today. The doctors have put me on oxygen for exertion. Normally the oxygen for carbon dioxide happens flawlessly in healthy lungs, keeping up with demand. The damage done in my lungs is hindering this process causing increased shortness of breath. I also only have one more required test before being put on the transplant list.
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December 15, 2021
Love you, Pat ❤
December 15, 2021
Love ya buddy, missing you!
December 14, 2021
Get well soon Pat! Your work family misses you and we all want to see you recover! And thank you for all your years of service!