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Please help Joelma get a lung transplant

My name is Joelma, I am 37 years old and I was born and raised in Brazil. In 2001 I moved to the USA, and I have since become a US citizen. My husband and I celebrated 10 years of marriage and we have two children, an 8 year old son and a 6 year old daughter. After 2009 I started to have shortness of breath and I was losing weight very quickly. In January 4, 2012, I went to the ER. I had a lung biopsy and I was diagnosed with severe progressive SPORADIC LAM. Since my diagnoses I have been on oxygen 24/7. The doctor told us I will need a double lung transplant. It was a very scary time for my family. I learned that I will have to do things differently, because I have limits now, with everything. I used to run and play with my children – I cannot do that anymore. I am so blessed to have the support of my family and friends.

Updates (8)

March 12, 2015

Hello everyone. I think it is great to be able to write here today in another situation. I am a life and my Lung is doing great. I can do most of the things. I am 7 months after a Lung Transplant I just want to say thank you to God who gave me this second chance. Thank you my donor and family. Thank you from my heart to each one who have been support me all the kindness . On my heart is so much thankful for everything. Be a life is the best present someone can have, don't waste your life and take care of it. Make your life be worth. I am happy to know you and have you in my life. Have a blessed Night. Joelma R.

December 31, 2014

Happy New year every one. I want to say Thank you for everybody........New 2015. One year ago I was on so much hope and this year I got my call. I will be write soon about everything happen this year LOVE,



January 1, 2015

Praying for you Joelma! You have been an inspiration to me! Love seeing your posts and updates on Facebook. Keep up the GREAT work. Your Lam friend, Julie :)

Julie Fisher-Holtsberg

May 8, 2014

Dear Jo,

Keep strong on this journey, because God is carrying you my friend and soon you will be healed.
Love, Carol

Carolina Pimenta

April 13, 2014

Dear Joelma - I am friend of Carolina, who guided me to your website so I was able to make a donation. Reading over your posts, I can clearly see God working in your life. You seem like an amazing woman. Please know of my prayers for you and your family during this difficult time.