William, better known as Bill to his friends and Uncle Billy to his brothers, sisters and 11 nieces and nephews, is in need of a pancreas transplant. Bill’s family has decided to come together in an effort to lighten the financial burden associated with this life saving transplant for a person that has given so much of himself to not only his family and friends but also his community and church.
William grew up in central Pennsylvania, he attended Bible Truth Institute where he studied Divinity Studies and Theology, and he is also a Nationally Certified EMT. He enjoys serving both as a paid and a volunteer EMS provider in the local and surrounding communities. Over the past ten years William has had 7 major surgeries and another 8 minor procedures due to his battle with diabetes since the age of 12.
October 21, 2015
Let me start by saying THANK YOU to all who have given to me, I can't tell you what a burden you have lifted from me with your continued generosity. At this point I am doing well and continuing through the proccess of preparing for transplant. Again THANK YOU for your continued support and prayers and hopefully things will start to move quickly and this situation will be resolved. your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated throughout this time of waiting and hopefully my next update will be good news.
March 8, 2015
Just wanted to give everyone a quick update. I am currently on the pancreas transplant list and looking forward to the surgery, this list is updated monthly and my lab work each month determines weather I am listed as active or in-active. Since the surgery will do damage to the transplanted kidney it is important that my kidney function or (GFR) # is at or above a certian level. Also the protocol for a pancreas only transplant is difficult for someone like me who has already had one pancreas transplant with a transplanted kidney. At this time the kidney is functioning very well and protecting it is a high priority. Again let me say thank you to all who have donated and for your thoughts and prayers, I am doing well and know that everything will happen in Gods perfect timing. Thanks again and i will keep you all updated better in the future.
November 26, 2014
Bill - We have admired you over the last years, as you have faced each hurdle in getting healthy. Laurie has been keeping us up-to-date and am so glad you are on the transplant list. Know that you are in our prayers. Valerie and Keith
October 16, 2014
Billy we love you. You are one of a kind and a good friend. I look forward to the years ahead. I/ we will keep you in our prayers. I enjoy seeing you every week, and look forward to all the calls ahead together. With all the love and admiration for who you are and what you do for the Lord and others. All the best brother!
October 3, 2014
Billy, praying that God wraps you tightly in His ever-loving arms and uses this situation to draw others close to Him.
Rachel (Hoy) Unger