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On Aug. 3, 2003, Stacey Collver was diagnosed with a rare lung disease called Lymphangioleiomyomatosis. Her life was saved by a generous organ donor! Stacey received a double-lung transplant on Nov. 22, 2004.

Nearly 13 years later, she is now in chronic rejection, and her lung function has dropped to 24%. She is currently on the waiting list for a rare second lung transplant.

Updates (8)

October 4, 2017

No climb-a-thon this year, my friends.
Instead, I hope you can help me celebrate my 50th birthday at a potluck fundraiser.

Where: Back lounge of the Avenue Two Apartments tower. 1107 2nd Avenue, Redwood City, CA.
When: Sunday, Oct. 8th, 2017, 4-9 pm
How: To RSVP to the party, register below.
If you can’t make the party, (but would like to donate) register anyway and just note, “virtual guest.”

May 25, 2017

Today, it took all my energy to walk out of my apartment, and down to the stop sign and back. I sat down to rest twice.
I also fell over the little camp chair, because the oxygen cord got stuck in the steel cart and came off my face. I tried to keep my cool, but after resting, I was worried about the oxygen supply. I had left the apartment with less than 1/2 tank, which doesn’t last long at a high flow rate.

Nevertheless, we persisted; my mother was right by my side.

And here we are. Today marks 12.5 years past the first double-lung transplant. I am very grateful to my donor, my mother, sister, and all who have provided the love and support to get me this far in life. Thank you!

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November 9, 2016

You are a ready good girl Evelyne ! Geneviève and Marcel

Marcel et Geneviève Gaillard - Granger

October 26, 2016

Virtually climbing again for you in 2016! Go Stacey!

Julie Patton-Otto

February 18, 2016

Hi Stacey, We met at TRIO several times and just wanted to let you know I'm thinking of you wishing you the best of Heath.

Vicki Kramer

October 30, 2015

I'm virtually climbing because I can't be there in person. CLIMB ON!

Juliet Patton-Otto