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Hello, my name is Debbie, I currently live in Joliet, IL. I am a 58-year-old Mom of three and a Grammy to a beautiful one year old and newborn grandson.

Our family is looking forward to the arrival of his little brother in April.
I have been listed on the UNOS transplant list for a double lung transplant and will need help with all the expenses that come along with it that will not be covered by Insurance.

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May 31, 2022

My leg and ankle are finally too the point I can walk again but of course I had another set back! I got really sick and couldn't keep anything down and was dehydrated and wound up back in the hospital for three days over Memorial Day Weekend. Today I had my follow up appointment with my transplant team and most everything looks good. Still having a hard time breathing so having some heart tests next week to see if that's the reason because lungs look great.

April 29, 2022

On 04/18/2022 I was blessed with another grandson. Because of a selfless Donor and donor family, I have a chance to watch these beautiful boys grow.

I have had more than my share of setbacks through the double lung transplant but I have not let it interfere with a positive and grateful attitude. Seems I get more and more doctors too see but they are who keeps me alive and has my back always!

Hopefully tomorrow I will get my cast off of my leg and I will be able too wear a brace and start moving on with finally being able too strengthen my lungs and body.

I will try too update more but it's very busy being a lung transplant patient and trying too balance my everyday tasks.

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March 17, 2022

Just wish it could be more!

Sandy Toomey

March 16, 2022

Happy Birthday Debbie! Here is to many many more!
Barbara and Ellen

Barbara Hawk

March 16, 2022

Happy Birthday Debbie!

Brenda Gomez