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Dear Family and Friends,

Many of you know John Smith or “Bubba.” You might have played golf with him, rode a Harley beside him, been a teammate with him, or shared officiating duties on a football or baseball field. Or perhaps you worked with him or maybe even remember him on stage singing. But you might not know that his lungs have been slowly attacked by sarcoidosis for the last 37 years. In addition to sarcoidosis, John suffers from pulmonary hypertension, another incurable disease. These two conditions have damaged his lungs and heart to the point where a heart and double lung transplant is his only hope for survival.

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March 17, 2014

John underwent an extremely successful heart and lung transplant on Wednesday March 13th.
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January 5, 2014

Bubba, We are praying for you. We both remember how you made us laugh. We still remember the day you pulled up front of our house on your motorcycle. What a nice surprise that was. We're sending good thoughts your way! Love, Cheryl and Reggie Daigle

Cheryl and Reggie Daigle

January 5, 2014

Hi John, wishing you a successful surgery in 2014 and a great recuperation so that you can come to SC and visit and play some golf. Many hugs to you and Beverly. Hugs, Nancy Colfels

Nancy Colfels-Colt

January 5, 2014

Hey Bubba...oh, how I remember the way you made me laugh back in High School. I hope your transplants happen successfully and you're able to laugh like that once again. Sending love and hugs and good, positive, healing energy to a very special guy. Love, ~ patti ~

Patti Zampier

October 8, 2013

Dear John: We're all pulling for you and can't wait to see you back on the golf course. All the best. Dave

Dave Crevier Wilbraham, MA