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I am writing this letter on behalf of my husband Mahlon Beers, Jr. who is in need of a double lung transplant. Thirty years ago, he was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). He is now in stage four lung disease and is on oxygen 24/7. Mahlon has also been diagnosed with a rare liver disease, alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency in 2012. He has been hospitalized several times for lung infections and pneumonia. At his last visit with his pulmonologist he was informed that nothing could be done for his breathing problems and that he was a candidate for a double lung transplant. This is the only thing left that they can do for him. Mahlon was evaluated at Duke University Medical Center in North Carolina. The financial coordinator suggested that Mahlon fundraise for the many pre-and post-transplant related expenses that are not covered by insurance.

Updates (10)

December 4, 2014

Duke has sent me a letter stating that they have stopped my evaluation with them. They gave me a reason of not being a good candidate at this time.

I went to MUSC (Medical University of South Carolina) for a pre-evaluation to get another opinion. I will be working with them and their doctors and hope that a double lung transplant is in the future.

Since the new health care laws were put into affect I have lost some medical benefits. This has put a bigger financial burden on me and my family. All donations are greatly appreciated and many thanks for your generous gifts.

March 5, 2014

The transplant coordinator from Duke Hospital called me today. She told me my case went in front of the board and they decided to have me keep working on my list of things that is required for them to put me on the list. Going back again in a month for the swallow taste the doctor ordered. Until then, exercise, gain weight, nicotine cessation classes, wean off some present medications I am on, and finances. I am going to be so busy for quite a while. Prayers going out to all, and God bless. Donations are so helpful so please check in and sign my gust book and send prayers, and words of hope. Thank you.


January 29, 2014

prayers are with you, Gail and Mahlon… I will send a check.. can't be much but every little bit helps…Sincerely,

Evelyn Reisert

January 22, 2014

Love ya Uncle Peach Fuzz!!

Rachie ♡