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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 13, 2014

John underwent an extremely successful heart and lung transplant on Wednesday March 13th.

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January 5, 2014

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

December 27, 2013

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

December 26, 2013

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