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.
Jul 22, 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.
Feb 04, 2015
Thank you so very much to everyone who contributed to the fundraising campaign. With your help, I met the initial goal of $15,000 that the transplant team set for me to get on the active...
Sep 22, 2014
A very special thank you to all that attended the Zumba Fundraiser in New Jersey. And to those who could not attend and still donated, I thank you as well. Every little bit helps during this...
Sep 13, 2014
Thank You everyone for your prayers and support at this difficult time in my life. I have a lot of faith in God that I'll be O.K. after I have my surgery. I still have a long way to go with the...
Aug 12, 2014
I must say thank you to the anonymous individual who was gracious enough to make a donation to my campaign. I wish I could thank you personally, however I understand your wanting to stay...
Jun 11, 2014
Hello Everyone! Just wanted to update everyone with my MRI results...Thank the Lord there is no cancer in my lungs. I do however have a mass which is more scarring on my lungs. My lung disease...
Jun 06, 2014
Just wanted to update everyone on my condition. Last week I visited my doctor for some testing and it appears that my breathing test results were low which is not a good thing. ...
May 19, 2014
Had a wonderful weekend! I was able to visit my two children in New Jersey for a couple of days. I was not sure whether I would be able to travel due to my condition, but thanks to the help of my...