Dear Friends and Family,
I am writing this letter for the man I love – my devoted and loving husband, a proud father, happy grandpa and cancer survivor. His story is not complicated. In 2009, Mike had his left lung upper lobe removed due to cancer. It was during this surgery that doctors discovered that Mike had Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) and emphysema. The COPD is now in its worst stage and Mike is currently living with only 16% lung capacity, having to use oxygen, a home ventilator and take numerous medications – all with the knowledge that his only hope for survival is to have a lung transplant.