Family and friends of Joanne Unger are raising money to pay for uninsured medical expenses associated with transplantation.
Joanne has chosen to fundraise with HelpHOPELive in part because HelpHOPELive assures fiscal accountability of funds raised and tax deductibility for donors. Donors can be sure that funds donated will be used only to pay or reimburse medically-related expenses. For more information, please contact HelpHOPELive at 800.642.8399.
Thanks for your support!
October 29, 2013
I received a Bi-Lateral Lung Transplant @ the UWMC March 13, 2006. I will be forever grateful to my donor family for the gift of life. I have Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM). I was diagnosed in 1997, on & off a wait list for 6 years which during that time I had surgeries, infections & procedures and ended up using 14 lpm of Oxygen before I finally had my transplant. I’ve had surgeries and procedures and many infections since my transplant but it has all been worth it because I have been blessed with a great family and help to support me. Since my transplant I also have become a Gammy and have a grandson Calen and baby boy # 2 will be here within the week, what joy that brings me! It’s the absolute best being a Gammy!
I now have Stage 3 kidney Disease and will need a kidney transplant. Now I’m planning on raising money for all the extra medical expenses that insurance won’t cover. I’m on SSD and it just doesn’t begin to cover medical expenses so I hope that this “page” might raise some money for me.
Thank you for taking the time to read my story
April 9, 2014
Congradulations on a second chance to finish out the rest of your life. God Bless you for many more years.