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Dear Friends, Family and Community,

I have great news to share with you! On May 28th my wonderful husband, John McElroy, received the gift of life – a life-saving double lung transplant. He is doing well but we know he has a very long road of recovery ahead of him.

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June 8, 2014

Update……. John McElroy is through surgery and back to his room and everything went excellent! He’s doing just fine! Docs said procedure was relatively simple and all was a success!

When John got to UK’s ICU, he was in Bed D. After a few weeks, he was moved to Bed M. When he asked why we were moving him, I told him because Bed M would be the room for miracles so that’s where he needed to be. I was right (as usual! ) and we got our miracle!

Thank you God for your countless blessings and so many answered prayers!!

June 8, 2014

Good morning all. They just now took John McElroy back to OR for the lung closure procedure. This was supposed to happen this past Thursday, the day following transplant, but John was so critical at that point that it was postponed until they felt he was more stable. It is expected to be a 2 to 4 hour procedure. Please pray all goes smoothly, with no complications. John is a trooper…… absolutely and without doubt the strongest person I have ever known so I know he’ll come out of this just fine and ready to run!

My final request, please, is do not call me right now. His team has me in a private room, all by myself, in an attempt to let me get some rest, which I desperately need. I am fine and am looking forward to some peaceful alone time. As soon as John returns to his room, I will let all know. Thank you for your understanding and continued prayers for John and for me!

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June 8, 2015

John and Kelly, I hope y'all are doing well and I think of you two often. Hard to think its getting close to one year since we got to meet and become friends. I wish you two the best and John, I'm happy to wipe your ass anytime you need. Jr

Jr Goodwin

June 19, 2014

You will always be in our prayers, and I know God has been with you all the way, we will continue to pray for you and your wife, our prayers is that God will strengthen you more everyday, and shows you just how real He Is. Many Blessings.

Debbie. Collins

June 19, 2014

We are praying for you John and all the family A Family relative Loretta Baillargeon Trepanier

Loretta Trepanier

June 19, 2014

Live, love, hope, strength, pray. Words we've been using a lot lately. Knew you could get through this John. What an amazing support team you have behind you, most importantly, your beautiful wife and children. Thanks go out to the doctors, nurses, and the angel in heaven who was the donor. On the road to recovery! Sending love to you and Kelly

Kelly Gonyeau