Tomorrow is the six-month anniversary of my double lung transplant and I will be celebrating all who helped me on this journey, first and foremost, my donor's family. I appreciate the many contributions of my family and friends who created fundraisers and made 184 individual donations to my campaign, totaling $3,604. My supporters brought me food and encouraging conversation; they drove me to UCSF for clinic appointments and for possible lungs on many occasions until the right ones were installed on October 22, 2015; they decorated my home for Christmas; they walked my wobbly legs around the neighborhood; they gave me healing sessions; they checked in regularly - in short, they showered me with love and reassured me as I dealt with bumps in the road to recovery. I feel blessed. Thank you.
Feb 25, 2016
Four months out, and progress is apparent. I am much stronger, and have gained eight pounds. There are lingering issues, but UCSF is wonderfully supportive. I owe so much to my donor's family, and my family and friends. Life is good.
Jan 11, 2016
Thank you to Pläj restaurant in San Francisco for a successful fundraiser in my name. A special cocktail was created in my name and proceeds from it's sales were donated to my campaign!
Dec 11, 2015
Heading home on Dec. 19th. Thank you to my wonderful support team for making this possible. Looking forward to friends dropping by.
Nov 15, 2015
Check out my helping hands in the photo album. Getting great support.
Nov 04, 2015
After having waited nearly three years, Nancy received the double lung transplant she desperately needed. The doctors at UCSF were able to do what they had hoped to achieve for Nancy—a successful...
Sep 30, 2015
I appreciate these funds so much. In the two years and nine months that I have been waiting for lungs, I have had six offers that didn't work out, and was admitted to the hospital three times....
May 05, 2015
I'm still here. After four false alarms, and three months of weakness that left me unable to work, I'm hoping the next call is a go. Supportive family and friends encourage me every day, and I am...
Sep 18, 2014
Just letting you know that I'm still waiting, some days more graciously than others!
Jul 25, 2014
Thank you to all who have generously donated to help ease my mind about expenses relating to transplant. My goal has been exceeded, and financial worries have disappeared. Now I can focus on the...
Jul 23, 2014
I'm very grateful for the generosity of my friends and Help Hope Live. Since March, I have been reimbursed for $3254 worth of pre-transplant out-of-pocket costs.
Jul 14, 2014
My daughter has moved to San Francisco, and therefore is no longer a potential driver. Many of my friends are out of town enjoying well-deserved vacations. If you are in town, and have volunteered...
May 07, 2014
The Preview Night benefit of Thoroughly Modern Millie at 6th Street Playhouse was a great success. Everyone seemed to enjoy the social hour and raffle, and the musical was terrific. Thanks to all...
Apr 23, 2014
One week from today, on April 30th, a Preview Night benefit will be held at 6th Street Playhouse. The musical is "Thoroughly Modern Millie." If you wish to join us, please check the link to the...
Mar 17, 2014
This is the final week of "Team Nancy" Restaurant Month. Thank you to all my ESL colleagues at SRJC for organizing this fun event. Hope to see some of you at Mary's and Crepevine!
Feb 08, 2014
The MHS Leo Club served a pasta dinner tonight and raised $250 on my behalf during a Montgomery High School event! Thank you to all the students who planned and participated, and to their advisor,...
Jan 24, 2014
Off to a meeting today with my wonderful SRJC colleagues - ESL instructors all - who are planning a fundraising concert. Details will be posted soon!
Jan 12, 2014
This waiting game is difficult. I am on pins and needles, aware that I have to be ready to drop everything when given an offer. This also involves inflicting great inconvenience on my daughter and...
Dec 25, 2013
Yesterday, as I was awaiting my family's arrival for Christmas Eve Tacos, I got a call from UCSF with an offer of new lungs. We arrived at the hospital at 5 p.m. and completed the surgical prep....
Dec 13, 2013
MHS held a very creative fund-raiser for me today at the staff holiday party at Chevy's in Santa Rosa. The Admin Team donated the money they had set aside for refreshments to my campaign. Attendees...
Dec 13, 2013
Thank you for all of your contributions. Every time the total creeps up, I feel a little bit of worry disappear. Please be patient after making a donation; unfortunately the thermometer is only...
Dec 07, 2013
Feeling grateful for all the encouragement I've received at this scary time!