Carmen Needs a Transplant and Our Help
A mother of two, grandmother of one, and the primary caregiver of my late parents, I live with breathing difficulty every day. Always an active person, I worked fulltime and used to enjoy taking long walks and gardening. Now it is difficult for me to complete necessary household chores; even walking from room to room is difficult. I quickly get out of breath and am on oxygen 24 hours a day. A lung transplant is my only option for a long, healthy, active life.
August 24, 2015
We are so pleased to share the news that Carmen received her lung transplant on August 13! She is currently in the hospital and doing well.
July 24, 2015
I have been going back and forth from to Durham, NC from Burlington every day for my pulmonary therapy. I officially completed my therapy on July , 2015 and received a certificate for completing my therapy. The pulmonary therapy was required and needed to be completed before I could be added to transplant list. Eventually I will be told that I will need to relocate so that I am close to the hospital. It has already been discussed as a possibility because once I am notified that they have found a donor, I will have 1 hour to get to the hospital to receive my transplant. There will be a lot of expenses when I relocate during this time. It will take a toll on the funds already raised. I’ve raised my overall goal by $5000 to cover additional medications and follow-up post-transplant care. We have been told by Duke University Hospital that the medications will be very expensive. I also met with my social worker and went over all of the consent forms and have signed all of them to move forward with the surgery. I am very thankful for all of the prayers and donations I have received since the very beginning. Every little bit has helped so much and words cannot express how much I appreciate all of you. Whatever anyone can contribute to the additional expense is greatly appreciated. Thank you again and God Bless.