Please Help Julie Continue to Change the World with a Lung Transplant…
Julie Posey is a Cincinnati native who was diagnosed with Myositis in the Fall of 2016. She began to feel fatigue in her arms and experienced shortness of breath. In a matter of months her doctors informed her that Myositis, an autoimmune disorder, had reached her lungs and began to cause severe tissue damage. Julie’s quality of life quickly changed, as she went from breathing on her own to being fully dependent on oxygen therapy in less than a year. Through research and discussions with her physicians, she soon learned that the only way to get back to spoiling her grandkids, attending family functions, and continuing her career was to pursue a lung transplant.
August 9, 2022
We have lungs! On August 3rd, around 5 PM, Julie received a call from the Cleveland Clinic that there was a match! Super excited, but nervous, we hopped on a quick family call to discuss travel to Cleveland and by 6 AM on August 4th, she checked in to the hospital.
The surgery was completed on August 4th and took nearly 8 hours. The team worked diligently and updated us along the way of major steps and progress.
On August 5th, Julie showed an adverse reaction to the anti-rejection medication that she was placed on, so she was placed into a medically-induced coma. This was to allow her body to rest and recover as the medical teams worked to determine the best drug and treatment route.
Her body is currently responding well to the switch in medication and we look forward to her waking up sometime this week!
March 23, 2022
Check out this link to see Julie on WLWT 5 - Join us tonight. We look forward to seeing you at Homemaker's Bar!
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August 21, 2022
God is always on time!!!!
Crystal De Lancey
August 15, 2022
We love you, Auntie! Always praying for you!
August 15, 2022
Sending thoughts and prayers to Julie and the entire Posey Family. We are all cheering you on as you work towards a successful recovery.
All our best,