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Seven years ago my mother, Lanida Oliver, had a double lung transplant. I know your first thought was “Wow, was she a smoker?” Actually no, in 2006 she was diagnosed with Pulmonary Fibrosis of the Lungs. In laymen’s terms it’s a life threatening disease that affects the respiratory system.

On August 12, 2011 she was called by her doctors at the Mayo Clinic, in Jacksonville FL; her new lungs were ready. After 8 hours of surgery, she had a new set of lungs. She stayed in intensive care for 2 weeks. We were told by the doctors that she would have to take a lot of medication for the rest of her life, and that the transplant doesn’t normally last past 7 years.

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November 1, 2018

Around 1 month ago I had acute liver failure caused by wilson's disease. I got an emergency liver transplant. It is very rare for my age (19) and I am extremely lucky it all worked out. My insurance covered the transplant. I am a musician, the music venue 924 Gilman in Berkeley CA put on a benefit show for me. I donating all the money raised at the show to HHL, but I wanted to make a specific donation just to your mom. Goodluck to both of you! - Jon

Jon Bunting

October 8, 2013

I work with your sister, Angela. You have a wonderful family and tremendous support. I pray you will get well soon.

Donna Fagan/West Palm Beach FL

October 8, 2013

Hello sister, I'm working hard at the things needed to get you well again. We all love you so much. p.s. please make sure everyone donating to you know that your names are Linda Pinkney or Lanida Pinkney Oliver or Lanida Pinkney.

Angela Pinkney/Greenacres Fl.