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Dear Family and Friends,

Breathing is something most of us take for granted. I know I did. But when your lungs do not provide the air you need, your body becomes paralyzed and you can’t move. I’ve been slowly losing lung capacity since I was diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) in 2004. Even with oxygen, there are so many things that I can’t do any more. I have 16 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. I miss cooking large meals for my husband Rodney and our family and I long to be active again in my church. All I want is to feel stronger so that I can do my arts and crafts, spend time with my family and serve the Lord. Doctors have determined that the only way for me to regain my health is to receive a lung transplant.

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January 9, 2017

I would like to add this journey started for me in 2004 there have been so many ups and downs. Never been this close before even had to stop in 2012 because of complications. Then in April of last year all testing was done. On Nov. 23 , 2016 I was officially listed. Then on Nov. 29, I received a phone call that there was a set of lungs for me. I had to turn them down because they were high risk. Still waiting I know GOD is in control and in time. I’m still in need of donations and all support . Thanking everyone in advance.

December 10, 2016

Since I was here last I’ve moved to Miami , FL were my transplant will be done at Miami Transplant Institute , Jackson. All testing has been done and I am listed. So now just waiting on a donor.

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October 8, 2013

Hi Theola, my dear young sister, you have been my "rock" for many years and that is what assisted me in growing spiritually and "stepping outside of the box" into different adventures. I know you are experiencing different feelings now: excitement, curiosity, sadness, disappointment, anxiety and love. I will try to be there with the kool-aid smile and a positive thought especially when you're feeling down in your spirit. Stay focused on HIM and it will all be alright afterwhile. Always remember you must "go through in order to get to"...this will make you even stronger in your faith. LOVE YOU MORE!!! Your Loving Sister, "Sib"

Sylvia Bodison / Sanford, FL

October 8, 2013

I got you sis! I posted it on facebook, and I'm gonna make a page for it!

Robin Pearson