Joe was the youngest of five children. His parents carried genes that would end up fighting each other and destroying the lungs of three of the four boys in his family. Joe’s two older brothers died of pulmonary fibrosis before they could be transplanted.
Joe was placed on the transplant list. On the evening of March 24, 2015, we got a call in the middle of the night. Joe was sleeping so soundly that I hated to wake him. Joe was dreaming that a woman said to him that she was leaving this world and that she was giving him her lung.
I had so many emotions, excited, nervous, and sad thinking someone lost a loved one for this to happen. And then in the next moment so very, very appreciative that they provided us a chance of having more time and more life together.
Joe came home in record time. We are still going strong and are so appreciative of the person who gave us BOTH the gift of life.
May 01, 2015
I had my lung transplant on March 24 and I'm feeling great. I have a long recovery but I'm up for the challenge. Thank you to all my supporters and all your prayers.
Apr 04, 2015
Great Great news Joe got transplanted March 24th! We were given the gift of life! Our hearts morn for the family that lost their loved one, but hope they are comforted knowing their loved one saved...
Oct 19, 2014
We had our Beer and Wine tasting and Dance fundraiser last night, it was an amazing event! Words can not express how appreciative we are for all that came and donated. Each and every piece made it...
Aug 02, 2014
Today we were blessed we found "Spaces of the Heart" on face book. The owner graciously offering a place for us to stay in Guilford, Connecticut while we are down in Westbrook Center, CT seeing a...
Apr 28, 2014
On April 17th 2014 our local paper did a interview with Joe, trying to call attention to the need of organ donors. Thank you Jared Ramsdell / Journal Inquirer. The title A waiting game. And it is...
Mar 14, 2014
I want to thank everyone who donated to helping me. It means the world to me that there are so many caring people in my life.